Mundari Bani Mundari Bani

The Mundari Bani alphabet was created by Rohidas Singh Nag (1934-2012), a Mundari linguist from the Mayurbhanj state of Odisha, as a way to write the Mundari language. He started working on it in 1949 while in primary school, and had finished it by 1953. He simplified the alphabet in 1980 by reducing the number of letters from 35 to 27, and he further reformed it in 2008 with help from Bharat Munda Samaj and Mundari Samaj Sanwar Jamda. A number of books have been published in this script.

Mundari Bani is also known as Mundari Bani Hisir, Nag Mundari or the Mundari alphabet. It is used to some extent in literature, education and computing in Odisha, and was added to Unicode in 2021. Mundari is also written with the Devanagari, Odia, Bengali and Latin scripts.

Notable features

Mundari Bani alphabet

Mundari Bani alphabet

Download a alphabet chart for Mundari Bani (Excel)

Download Mundari Bani fonts.
See also: https://fonts.google.com/noto/specimen/Noto+Sans+Nag+Mundari

Sample text

Sample text in Mundari Bani

Transliteration

Soben hoḷo kokew manarng oḍoḥ oktiyar koreyag paiti babot re jonom jorongete adanad oḍog borabori namakana. Inkugke seṇa oḍog jīw peḷeg jī ureyaḥ enemko namakana oḍoḥ inkuḥ loḥte hageya boya leka jagar bakatiñaḥ.

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)

A video about the Mundari Bani alphabet

Details provided by Biswajit Mandal (biswajitmandal[dot]bm90[at]gmail[dot]com), Nandalal Singh, Birbal Singh and Gourahari Singh

Information about Mundari | Mundari Bani alphabet | Numbers

Links

Information about Mundari Bani
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mundari_Bani
https://www.endangeredalphabets.net/mundari-bani/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mundari_language
https://r12a.github.io/scripts/nagm/unr
https://r12a.github.io/scripts/nagm/block

Online Mundari Bani keyboard
https://languagetools-153419.appspot.com/unr/

Alphabets

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