Lisu is a Tibeto-Burman language spoken by about 940,000 people in Yunnan in the south west of China, in northern Burma (Myanmar), in Thailand and in India. It is closely related to Lahu and Akha, and also to Burmese, Kachin and Yi.
The Fraser alphabet or Old Lisu Alphabet was invented in about 1915 by Sara Ba Thaw, a Karen preacher from Myanmar, and improved by the missionary James O. Fraser, a missionary who lived and worked with the Lisu people in China from 1910 to 1949. During his time in China, Fraser learnt to speak Chinese and Lisu and produced a Lisu translation of the New Testament using his alphabet. He also devised a system of muscial notation for the Lisu to use.
In 1992 the Chinese government recognised the Fraser alphabet as the official script for the Lisu language and has encouraged its use since then.
The Lisu Latin alphabet is based on Pinyin and was introduced in China in 1964, however most Lisu speakers continued to use the Fraser alphabet.
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Information about the Fraser alphabet
Information about the Lisu language
Information about J. O. Fraser
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