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Brahmic scripts

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The Brahmic scripts, also known as Indic scripts, are a family of abugida writing systems. They are used throughout the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia and parts of East Asia. They are descended from the Brahmi script of ancient India and are used by various languages in several language families in South, East and Southeast Asia: Indo-Aryan, Dravidian, Tibeto-Burman, Mongolic, Austroasiatic, Austronesian, and Tai. They were also the source of the dictionary order (gojūon) of Japanese kana.[1]

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Officially used writing systems in India
Indic scripts

Bengali-Assamese script  · Devanagari script
Gujarati script  · Gurmukhi script  · Kannada script
Malayalam script  · Meitei script  · Odia script
Tamil script  · Telugu script

Arabic derived scripts

Perso-Arabic script  · Urdu script

Alphabetical scripts

Ol Chiki script  · Latin script


Official scripts of the Indian Republic
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The letters of the official scripts of the Indian Republic of the "Indic/Brahmic family" used by the official languages of India
(top row: Kannada/Telugu, Tamil, Gujarati;
middle row: Meitei, Devanagari, Eastern Nagari;
bottom row: Odia, Malayalam, Gurmukhi)
A Sanskrit phrase in different Brahmic scripts.