Chorasmian Chorasmian

The Chorasmian script was used to write Khwarezmian, an extinct East Iranian language that was spoken in what is now northern Uzbekistan, and parts of Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan until 1200 AD.

It developed from the Imperial Aramaic script and was used until the early 8th century AD. Writing in the Chorasmian script survives on coins and other artifacts, such as wood and parchment documents, and includes some Aramaic logograms and ideograms. The earliest known examples date from the end of the 2nd century AD. During the advance of Islam in the 8th century AD, the Perso-Arabic script was adopted for writing Khwarezmian.

Notable features

Chorasmian script

Chorasmian script

Arabic script Khwarezmian (الفـباى خوارزم)

Arabic script Khwarezmian (الفـباى خوارزم)

Download an alphabet chart for Chorasmian (Excel)

Some details provided by Michael Peter Füstumum

Sample video in Khwarezmian

Links

Information about the Chorasmian script and Khwarezmian language
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khwarezmian_language
https://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/chorasmia-iii
https://archive.org/details/ChwarezmischerWorterindex
https://www.unicode.org/L2/L2018/18010r-khwarezmian.pdf

Languages written with the Arabic script

Adamaua Fulfulde, Afrikaans, Arabic (Algerian), Arabic (Bedawi), Arabic (Chadian), Arabic (Egyptian), Arabic (Gulf), Arabic (Hassaniya), Arabic (Hejazi), Arabic (Lebanese), Arabic (Libyan), Arabic (Modern Standard), Arabic (Moroccan), Arabic (Najdi), Arabic (Syrian), Arabic (Tunisian), Arwi, Äynu, Azeri, Balanta-Ganja, Balti, Baluchi, Beja, Belarusian, Bosnian, Brahui, Chagatai, Chechen, Chittagonian, Comorian, Crimean Tatar, Dargwa, Dari, Dhatki, Dogri, Domari, Gawar Bati, Gawri, Gilaki, Hausa, Hazaragi, Hindko, Indus Kohistani, Kabyle, Kalkoti, Karakalpak, Kashmiri, Kazakh, Khowar, Khorasani Turkic, Khwarezmian, Konkani, Kumzari, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Lezgi, Luri, Maguindanao, Malay, Malay (Terengganu), Mandinka, Marwari, Mazandarani, Mogholi, Morisco, Mozarabic, Munji, Noakhailla, Nubi, Ormuri, Palula, Parkari Koli, Pashto, Persian/Farsi, Punjabi, Qashqai, Rajasthani, Rohingya, Salar, Saraiki, Sawi, Serer, Shabaki, Shina, Shughni, Sindhi, Somali, Tatar, Tausūg, Tawallammat Tamajaq, Tayart Tamajeq, Torwali, Turkish, Urdu, Uyghur, Uzbek, Wakhi, Wanetsi, Wolof, Xiao'erjing, Yidgha

Consonant alphabets (Abjads)

Ancient Berber, Arabic, Aramaic, Chorasmian, Elymaic, Hatran, Hebrew, Manichaean, Nabataean, North Arabian, Pahlavi, Palmyrene, Parthian, Phoenician, Paleo-Hebrew, Proto-Sinaitic / Proto-Canaanite, Psalter, Punic, Sabaean, Samaritan, Sogdian, South Arabian, Syriac, Tifinagh, Ugaritic

Other writing systems

Page created: 28.02.23. Last modified: 13.04.23

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