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Modi alphabet Modi

The Modi alphabet was invented during the 17th century to write the Marathi language of Maharashtra. It is a variant of the Devanāgarī alphabet. The Modi alphabet was used until 1950 when it was replaced by the Devanāgarī alphabet.

Notable features

Used to write

Marathi, an Indo-Aryan language spoken by about 71 million people, mainly in the Indian state of Maharashtra.

Modi script

Modi script

Download an alphabet chart for Modi (Excel)

Sample texts in Modi

Sample text in Modi

A sacred poem "Pasayadan (पसायदान)" written by popular sage, Dnyaneshwar Maharaj (ज्ञानेश्वर महाराज).

Sample text in Modi

A poem written in honour of king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj (छत्रपती शिवाजी महाराज)

Sample texts provided by Siddharth


Information about the Modi script

Modi font by Somesh Bartakke (hemadree.zip)

Indo-Aryan languages

Awadhi, Assamese, Bengali, Bhojpuri, Chakma, Dhivehi, Domari, Fiji Hindi, Garhwali, Gujarati, Hajong, Hindi, Kashmiri, Konkani, Kotia, Kutchi, Magahi, Maithili, Marathi, Marwari, Modi, Nepali, Odia, Palula, Punjabi, Rajasthani, Rohingya, Romani, Saraiki, Sarnámi Hindustani, Sindhi, Sinhala, Shina, Sourashtra, Sugali, Sylheti, Torwali, Urdu

Syllabic alphabets / abugidas

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