The Soyombo script was created in 1686 by Bogdo Zanabazar, a
Mongolian monk and scholar who modelled it on the Devanagari alphabet. The Soyombo script was designed to write
Mongolian, Sanskrit and Tibetan and for transcribing foreign words.
The name means "Self developed Holy Letters" in Sanskrit. It is used
mainly for inscriptions on prayer wheels official seals and temples.
Type of writing system: syllabic alphabet or abugida
Direction of writing: left to right in horizontal lines.
Can also be written vertically.
Used to write: Mongolian, Tibetan and Sanskrit
Soyomobo alphabet for Mongolian
The national symbol of Mongolia has a number of forms, and is widely used on flags, banknotes, stamps. etc. It is also used to indicate the beginning of a text. This symbol is known in Mongolian as соёмбо / ᠰᠣᠶᠤᠮᠪᠤ, which comes from the Sanskrit word svayambhu (self-manifested, self-existing)
The terminal marks cintamani and candamani indicate the end of a text.
The tsheg is used to separate words
The shad is used to separate separate sentences
Soyomobo alphabet for Sanskrit and Tibetan
The Soyombo font used on this page was created by Jason Glavy