The Aima script is used to write Kokborok, a Brahmaputran language spoken mainly in the India state of Tripura, and in nearby parts of Bangaldesh. The Aima script was developed by Hiralal Debbarma and was based on the ancient Koloma script. The Aima script is also known as Koloma or Kokborok script. The ancient Koloma script was used from the 1st century AD.
Today Kokborok is generally written with the Latin alphabet, and was written with the Bengali alphabet during the 19th century.
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বেবাক বুরোক নাঙলাই বোরোক তেই মানথাই বাই ফুয়োকজাকৗই অছাইঅ। ব’র’ক সিমুঙ তেই রৗঙমুঙনি হামারি বাই কুপলুঙ তেই বৗতা বুফেয়ুঙ কৗথামুঙনি উানসুকমুঙ বাই খরোকসা তেই খোরোকসানো ছুবালাইনা নাঙগো।
Bebak borok nanglai borom tei manthai baih phiyokjakgwi achaio. Bohrok simung tei rwngmungni hamari baih kuplung tei bwta-buphayung kwthamungni wansukmung baih khoroksa tei khoroksano chubalaina nango.
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)
Details supplied by Biswajit Mandal (biswajitmandal[dot]bm90[at]gmail[dot]com) and Khapang Debbarma
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