List of languages by writing system

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Below is a list of languages sorted by writing system (by alphabetical order).

Contents

Afaka syllabary

Anatolian alphabets

Arabic script

and many other varieties of Arabic.

Aramaic alphabet

Armenian script

ASL-phabet

Borama script

Brahmic family and derivatives

Bengali-Assamese script

Anga Lipi

Balinese script

Baybayin script

Buhid script

Chakma

Devanagari

Dhives Akuru

Gujarati script

Gurmukhi script

Hanunó'o script

Javanese script (Hanacaraka)

Kaithi script

Kannada script

Khmer script

Khojki

Khudawadi

Kulitan alphabet

Lao script

Leke script

Lepcha script

Limbu script

Lontara script (Buginese)

Malayalam script

Meitei Mayek

Tirhuta/Mithilakshar

Modi

Myanmar script

Odia script

'Phags-pa script

Ranjana

Saurashtra

Sinhala script

Syloti Nagri script

Tagbanwa script

Tamil script

Telugu script

Thaana script

Thai script

Tibetan script

Canadian Aboriginal script

Caucasian Albanian alphabet

  • Udi (formerly)

Cherokee script

Coptic alphabet

Cyrillic script

Bosnian Cyrillic alphabet (bosančica)

Ge'ez script (Eritrean and Ethiopic)

Georgian script

Glagolitic alphabet

Gothic alphabet

Greek script

Chinese characters and derivatives

Hangul

Hebrew script

Old Italic script

Kaddare script

Kana

Khitan scripts

Latin script

  1. Afar (formerly used the Arabic script)
  2. Afrikaans
  3. Albanian
  4. Aragonese
  5. Asturian
  6. Aymara
  7. Azeri (formerly used the Cyrillic script)
  8. Basque
  9. Belarusian (also uses the Cyrillic script, and occasionally the Lacinka alphabet)
  10. Berber / Tamazight (Algeria, Morocco, Mali, Niger)
  11. Bislama
  12. Boholano (formerly used Baybayin)
  13. Bosnian (also uses the Cyrillic script)
  14. Breton
  15. Catalan
  16. Cebuano
  17. Chamorro
  18. Cherokee (also uses the Cherokee script)
  19. Cornish
  20. Corsican
  21. Croatian
  22. Cree
  23. Czech
  24. Danish
  25. Dutch
  26. English
  27. Esperanto
  28. Estonian
  29. Faroese
  30. Fijian
  31. Finnish
  32. French
  33. Fula (Pulaar)
  34. Gaelic (Scottish)
  35. Galician
  36. German
  37. Gikuyu
  38. Guaraní
  39. Haitian
  40. Hausa (formerly used the Arabic script)
  41. Hawaiian
  42. Hiri Motu
  43. Hmong
  44. Hungarian
  45. Icelandic
  46. Ido
  47. Igbo
  48. Ilocano (formerly used Baybayin)
  49. Indonesian
  50. Interlingua
  51. Innu-aimun
  52. Irish
  53. Italian
  54. Javanese (also uses the Javanese script)
  55. Judeo-Spanish (also used other scripts)
  56. Kabylian Berber
  57. Khasi (also uses the Bengali script)
  58. Kinyarwanda
  59. Kirundi
  60. Kongo
  61. Konkani
  62. Kurdish (Kurmanji)
  63. Latin
  64. Latvian
  65. Laz
  66. Leonese
  67. Lingala
  68. Lithuanian
  69. Luganda
  70. Luxembourgish
  71. Maori
  72. Malagasy
  73. Malay (also uses the Arabic script)
  74. Maltese
  75. Manx
  76. Marshallese
  77. Moldovan (also uses the Cyrillic script)
  78. Montenegrin (also uses the Cyrillic script)
  79. Nahuatl (after the Spanish conquest)
  80. Nauruan
  81. Navaho or Navajo
  82. Ndebele (Northern)
  83. Ndebele (Southern)
  84. North Frisian
  85. Norwegian
  86. Occitan
  87. Oromo (formerly used the Ge'ez script)
  88. Palauan
  89. Polish
  90. Portuguese
  91. Quechua
  92. Rohingya (formerly used the Arabic script)
  93. Romanian (formerly used the Romanian Cyrillic alphabet)
  94. Romansh
  95. Samoan
  96. Saterland Frisian
  97. Scots
  98. Serbian (officially uses the Cyrillic script)
  99. Seychellois creole
  100. Shona
  101. Slovak
  102. Slovene
  103. Somali (formerly used the Arabic script and the Osmanya script)
  104. Sotho (Northern)
  105. Sotho (Southern)
  106. Spanish
  107. Swahili
  108. Swedish
  109. Swati
  110. Tagalog (formerly used Baybayin)
  111. Tahitian
  112. Tatar (formerly used the Arabic script, then Janalif, and then the Cyrillic script)
  113. Tetum
  114. Tok Pisin
  115. Tongan
  116. Tsonga
  117. Tswana
  118. Tunisian Arabic (also uses the Arabic script)
  119. Turkish (formerly used the Arabic script)
  120. Turkmen (formerly used the Cyrillic script)
  121. Turoyo (formerly used the Syriac alphabet)
  122. Uzbek (formerly used the Arabic script and then the Cyrillic script; the latter still in widespread use)
  123. Venda
  124. Vietnamese (formerly used Han-Nom)
  125. Vastese
  126. Volapük
  127. Võro
  128. Walloon
  129. Welsh
  130. West Frisian
  131. Wolof
  132. Xhosa
  133. Yoruba
  134. Zazaki
  135. Zulu

Mesoamerican scripts

Epi-Olmec script

Maya script

(Almost extinct although still used in some areas)

Mixtec script

(Almost extinct although still used in some areas)

Nahuat hieroglyphs

(Now uses Spanish alphabet)

Olmec script

Zapotec script

Takalik Abaj and Kaminaljuyú scripts

Mongolian and related scripts

Old Uyghur alphabet

Mongolian script

Manchu script

Munda scripts

Sorang Sompeng

Ol Cemet'

Warang Citi

N'Ko script

Naxi script

Nsibidi

Ogham

Osmanya script

Pahawh Hmong

Old Permic alphabet

Runic script

si5s

SignWriting

Stokoe notation

Old Turkic script

Old Hungarian alphabet

Tifinagh

Yi script

References

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