Komering script is one of the traditional scripts from the province of South Sumatra in Indonesia. It was used to write Komering, a Lampungic language spoken along the Komering River in Lampung Province and South Sumatra Province. It is related to the Lampung, Ogan, Pasemah, and Rejang scripts.
The Komering script is not used any more, and Komering is written with the Latin alphabet. In the past the Komering script could only be read by chiefs and their clerks, and it was used to send secret messages between them. It came to be considered as magical, and it was thought to bring bad luck to try to read it. Much of the material written in the Komering script was burned (either intentionally or accidentally), eaten by termites, or destroyed in other ways. As a result, very little evidence of the script remains.
Kaunyin jolma tilahir ko mardeka rik uwat pi'il rik hak-hak sei gohgoh. Tiyan tiunjuk akal pikiran rik hati nurani mari tiyan dapok nyampur rik sei barih na dilom semangat bukolpah.
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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