Vatteluttu Vatteluttu script

The Vatteluttu script first appeared in stone inscriptions in southern India dating from the 4th century AD. It probably developed from the Tamil-Brahmi script, a variant of the Brahmi script used to write Old Tamil between from about the 3rd century BC until the 1st century AD.

Vatteluttu was used to write Tamil and Malayalam in Tamil Nadu until the 9th century. The modern Tamil alphabet developed from the Pallava script, which was created in the 4th century AD, with some letters based on Vatteluttu.

In Kerala, Vatteluttu continued to be used until the 15th century. It changed over time to become the Malayalam script, with some letters borrowed from the Grantha script. Vatteluttu also developed into the Koleluttu script, which was used, especially by Christians and Muslims, in Kerala until the 19th century.

Inscriptions in the Vatteluttu script dating from the 5th-8th century AD have also been found near Trincomalee (திருகோணமலை) in north eastern Sri Lanka

The name Vatteluttu is thought to mean either 'rounded script', 'northern script' or 'chiseled script'.

Notable features

Vatteluttu script

Vatteluttu script

Download an alphabet chart for Vatteluttu (Excel format)

Sample text (in Malayalam)

Sample text in Malayalam in the Vatteluttu script

Royal charter (plate I, side I) issued by the Chera/Perumal king of Kerala, south India to Joseph Rabban, a Jewish merchant magnate of Kodungallur.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vatteluttu

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

A Video about Vatteluttu (in Tamil)

Links

Information about the Vatteluttu script
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vatteluttu
https://www.unicode.org/L2/L2016/16068-vatteluttu.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


Green Web Hosting - Kualo

Why not share this page:

 

If you need to type in many different languages, the Q International Keyboard can help. It enables you to type almost any language that uses the Latin, Cyrillic or Greek alphabets, and is free.

If you like this site and find it useful, you can support it by making a donation via PayPal or Patreon, or by contributing in other ways. Omniglot is how I make my living.

 

Note: all links on this site to Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.fr are affiliate links. This means I earn a commission if you click on any of them and buy something. So by clicking on these links you can help to support this site.