Bāgha alphabet Bāgha

The Bāgha Script was created in 2011 by Michael Doyle as an alternative way to write English with more complex and artistic characters. It is based mostly on the Devanagari script, but also takes some inspiration from Hiragana. It's called the Bāgha (बाघ - Tiger) script because the aggressive strokes are reminiscent of tiger claw marks.

Notable features

  • Type of writing system: alphabet
  • Direction of writing: left to right in horizontal lines with words written from bottom to top in vertical columns
  • Used to write: English

Bāgha Script

Bāgha script chart

Sample texts

Sample text in Bāgha (Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights


All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

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