Warang Citi alphabet Warang Citi

The Warang Citi alphabet was invented by community leader Lako Bodra as an alternative to the writing systems devised by Christian missionaries for the Ho language, which is spoken mainly in northern India, and also in Bangladesh. He claims that the alphabet was invented in the 13th century by Dhawan Turi, and that it was rediscovered in a shamanistic vision and modernised by Bodra.

The alphabet is also known as Varang Kshiti or Barang Kshiti. In Ho is is written 𑢹𑣗𑣁𑣜𑣊 𑣏𑣂𑣕𑣂 and pronounced [wɐrɐŋ ʧɪt̪ɪ].

The alphabet is used in primary and adult education and in various publications. About 2% of people who speak Ho are literate in their language. There are also ways to write Ho with the Devanagari, Odia and Latin alphabets.

Notable features

Warang Citi alphabet

Warang Citi alphabet

Download an alphabet chart for Warang Citi (Excel)

Sample text

Sample text in Warang Citi

Source: https://www.unicode.org/L2/L2012/12118-n4259-warang-citi.pdf

Video about the Warang Citi alphabet

Links

Information about the Warang Citi alphabet
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warang_Citi
http://www.swarthmore.edu/SocSci/langhotspots/Ho/
https://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U118A0.pdf
https://www.unicode.org/L2/L2012/12118-n4259-warang-citi.pdf
https://www.endangeredalphabets.net/alphabets/warang-citi/

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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