Gunjala Gondi (𑵶𑶓𑶕𑶂𑶋 𑵵𑶋𑶅𑶋) Gunjala Gondi

Gunjala Gondi is a an abugida or consonant alphabet used to write Gondi, a Central Dravidian language spoken mainly in the Indian states of Telangana, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.

In 2006 a team of researchers from the University of Hyderabad led by Professor Jayadheer Tirumala Rao found a number of manuscripts dating from about 1750 in Gunjala, a village in Adilabad district of Telangana state in central India. The manuscripts were written in an unknown script which they named Gunjala Gondi. Later they found that a few elderly people could read the script and that it was used to write Gondi. They revealed their discoveries in 2014, a font was made, and the script was added to Unicode in 2018.

About 80 people have learnt to read and write the script, and they are writing stories in it. A number of books have been published in Gunjala Gondi, and it is being taught in some schools in Andhra Pradesh.

Gunjala Gondi is also known as Gunjala Gondi Lipi or Koytura Gunjala Lipi.

Gunjala Gondi script

Gunjala Gondi script

Download an alphabet chart for Gunjala Gondi (Excel)

Sample text

Sample text in the Gunjala Gondi script

Details provided by Biswajit Mandal (biswajitmandal[dot]bm90[at]gmail[dot]com)

Link

Information about Gunjala Gondi
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunjala_Gondi_script
https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Hyderabad/almanac-in-a-near-extinct-adivasi-script/article26178311.ece#!
https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Hyderabad/gondi-script-and-font-unveiled/article5714329.ece
https://www.endangeredalphabets.net/alphabets/gondi/
https://www.unicode.org/L2/L2015/15235r-gunjala-gondi.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, 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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