Khojki or Khojiki was used almost exclusively by the Khoja community in parts of South Asia such as Sindh in southern Pakistan. It was used mainly for Shia Muslim Ismaili religious literature, as well as literature for a few secret Shia Muslim sects. Khojki is still used to some extent by the Ismaili religious community.
According to the Nizari Ismaili tradition Khojki was created by Pir Sadardin, an Ismaili missionary who worked with the Hindu Lohana community of Sind during the 15th century. Khojki first appears in manuscripts in around 1737 and was thought to have become distinct from the Landa alphabet during the 16th century.
Many books and lithographs in Khojki were published in the 20th century after metal types for Khojki were produced by Laljibhai Devraj.
The name Khojki comes from the Sindhi word khojā, from the Persian word خواجہ (ḵẖwājah - master, lord). Literally it means "of the master".
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Information about the Khojki alphabet
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