Dogra Dogra script

The script Dogra is one of the ways to write Dogri, a Western Pahari language spoken in northern India. Dogra is based on the Takri alphabet. During the reign of Maharaja Ranbir Singh (1857-1885) Dogra was standardised and became the official script of the State of Jammu and Kashmir, and the Dogri language became co-offical with Persian. The Dogra script was used in books, official documents and publications, and on coins, bank notes and postage stamps. Classes were set up to teach the script and the Dogri language to the sons of nobles and other respectable citizens.

After the death of Maharaja Ranbir Singh in 1885, Urdu was adopted as the official language in Jammu and Kashmir due to pressure from the British, and the Dogra script started to fall out of use.

Dogra is also known as Dogra Akkhar (Dogra Script), Name Dogra Akkhar (New Dogra Script), or Dvigarta Akṣara (Dogra letters).

Dogri is now usually written with the Devanagari alphabet, but there is some interest in the Dogra script, particularly among stamp collectors and others interested in the history of Jammu and Kashmir.

Notable features

Dogra script

Dogra script

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Sample texts

𑠩𑠬𑠤𑠳 𑠢𑠝𑠯𑠊𑠹𑠋 𑠢𑠴𑠪𑠹𑠢𑠬 𑠙𑠳 𑠀𑠜𑠭𑠊𑠬𑠤𑠳𑠷 𑠛𑠳 𑠠𑠭𑠧𑠳 𑠏 𑠑𑠝𑠢𑠴 𑠚𑠢𑠬𑠷 𑠩𑠯𑠙𑠴𑠷𑠙𑠤 𑠙𑠳 𑠠𑠤𑠵𑠠𑠤 𑠝। 𑠄'𑠝𑠳𑠷𑠌𑠮 𑠠𑠯𑠛𑠹𑠜𑠭 𑠙𑠳 𑠑𑠢𑠮𑠤𑠴 𑠛𑠮 𑠛𑠳𑠝 𑠚𑠹𑠪𑠵𑠃 𑠇 𑠙𑠳 𑠄'𑠝𑠳𑠷𑠌𑠮 𑠁𑠞𑠰𑠷-𑠠𑠭𑠏𑠹𑠏𑠳𑠷 𑠡𑠬𑠃𑠏𑠬𑠤𑠳 𑠛𑠳 𑠡𑠬𑠦𑠴 𑠊𑠝𑠹𑠝𑠴 𑠠𑠹𑠣𑠪𑠬𑠤 𑠊𑠤𑠝𑠬 𑠥𑠵𑠫𑠛𑠬 𑠇।

Transliteration

Sāre manukkha maihmā te adhikārẽ de biśe ca janamai thamā̃ sutaintar te barobar na. U'nẽgī buddhi te jamīrai dī den thhoī ai te u'nẽgī āpū̃-biccẽ bhāīcārẽ de bhāwai kannai byahār karanā loṛadā ai.

Translation

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)

Sample text in the Dogra scirpt

Details provided by Biswajit Mandal (biswajitmandal[dot]bm90[at]gmail[dot]com) and Michael Peter F¨stumum

Links

Information about Dogra
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Dogra
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dogri_script
https://www.unicode.org/L2/L2015/15213-dogra.pdf
https://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U11800.pdf
https://www.dailyexcelsior.com/of-maharaja-ranbir-singh-and-dogri/

Languages written with versions of the Takri alphabet

Bilaspuri, Dogri, Chambeali, Gaddi, Jaunsari, Kullui, Mandeali, Pangwali, Simauri

Abugidas / Syllabic alphabets

Ahom, Aima, Arleng, Badagu, Badlit, Basahan, Balinese, Balti-A, Balti-B, Batak, Baybayin, Bengali, Bhaiksuki, Bhujimol, Bilang-bilang, Bima, Blackfoot, Brahmi, Buhid, Burmese, Carrier, Chakma, Cham, Cree, Dehong Dai, Devanagari, Dham Lipi, Dhankari / Sirmauri, Ditema, Dives Akuru, Dogra, Ethiopic, Evēla Akuru, Fox, Fraser, Gond, Goykanadi, Grantha, Gujarati, Gunjala Gondi, Gupta, Gurmukhi, Halbi Lipi, Hanifi, Hanuno'o, Hočąk, Ibalnan, Incung, Inuktitut, Jaunsari Takri, Javanese, Kaithi, Kadamba, Kamarupi, Kannada, Kawi, Kharosthi, Khema, Khe Prih, Khmer, Khojki, Khudabadi, Kirat Rai, Kōchi, Komering, Kulitan, Kurukh Banna, Lampung, Lanna, Lao, Lepcha, Limbu, Lontara/Makasar, Lota Ende, Magar Akkha, Mahajani, Malayalam, Meitei (Modern), Manpuri (Old), Marchen, Meetei Yelhou Mayek, Meroïtic, Masarm Gondi, Modi, Mon, Mongolian Horizontal Square Script, Multani, Nandinagari, Newa, New Tai Lue, Ojibwe, Odia, Ogan, Pahawh Hmong, Pallava, Phags-pa, Purva Licchavi, Qiang / Rma, Ranjana, Rejang (Kaganga), Sasak, Savara, Satera Jontal, Shan, Sharda, Sheek Bakrii Saphaloo, Siddham, Sinhala, Sorang Sompeng, Sourashtra, Soyombo, Sukhothai, Sundanese, Syloti Nagri, Tagbanwa, Takri, Tamil, Tanchangya (Ka-Pat), Tani, Thaana, Telugu, Thai, Tibetan, Tigalari, Tikamuli, Tocharian, Tolong Siki, Vatteluttu, Warang Citi

Other writing systems

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