Goykanadi Goykānaḍī

The Goykanadi script was used in the India state of Goa until about the 17th century to write Konkani, and sometimes Marathi as well. It was used by the Saraswat and Daivajna trading families to keep their accounts, along with the Modi script. Goykanadi is also known as Goykānaḍī or Kandavī.

Between the early 16th century and the late 18th century, the Portuguese ruled Goa and other parts of India. During that time books in local languages, such as Konkani, were seized and burned by the Goa Inquisition on the suspicion that they might be idolatrous. As a result, many books in the Goykanadi script were destroyed. However, some survived, and the earliest known document in Goykanadi dates from the 15th century.

Notable features

Goykanadi script

Goykanadi script

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Sample text

Sample text in the Goykanadi script

Link

Information about the Goykanadi script
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goykanadi
https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-Goynkannadi-script-Which-language-is-it-used-to-write
https://www.unicode.org/L2/L2020/20264-goyakanadi.pdf

Syllabic alphabets / abugidas

Ahom, Aima, Badaga, Balinese, Balti-A, Balti-B, Batak, Baybayin (Tagalog), Bengali, Bhaiksuki, Bhujimol, Bilang-bilang, Bima, Blackfoot, Brahmi, Buhid, Burmese, Carrier, Chakma, Cham, Cree, Dehong Dai, Devanagari, Dham Lipi, Ditema, Dives Akuru, Dogra, Ethiopic, Evēla Akuru, Fraser, Gond, Goykanadi, Grantha, Gujarati, Gunjala Gondi, Gupta, Gurmukhi, Hanifi, Hanuno'o, Ibalnan, Inuktitut, Javanese, Jenticha, Kaithi, Kadamba, Kannada, Kawi, Kerinci, Kharosthi, Khema, Khe Phri, Khmer, Khojki, Khudabadi, Kirat Rai, Kulitan, Lampung, Lanna, Lao, Lepcha, Limbu, Lontara/Makasar, Lota Ende, Magar Akkha, Mahajani, Malayalam, Manpuri, Meroïtic, Masarm Gondi, Modi, Mon, Mongolian Horizontal Square Script, Multani, Nandinagari, Newa, Ojibwe, Odia, Pahawh Hmong, Pallava, Phags-pa, Purva Licchavi, Ranjana, Redjang, Sasak, Savara, Satera Jontal, Shan, Sharda, Siddham, Sinhala, Sorang Sompeng, Sourashtra, Soyombo, Sundanese, Syloti Nagri, Tagbanwa, Takri, Tamil, Tanchangya (Ka-Pat), Tani, Thaana, Telugu, Thai, Tibetan, Tigalari (Tulu), Tikamuli, Tocharian, Tolong Siki, Vatteluttu, Warang Citi


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