Sukhothai Sukhothai script

The Sukhothai script is an abugida or syllabic alphabet that was used in the Sukhothai Kingdom in what is now northern Thailand from the 13th century to the 14th century AD to write Thai, Lao, Northern Thai and related languages. It developed as a cursive version of the old Khmer script and the earliest known text was found on the Ram Khamhaeng stele, which dates from 1283-1290 AD.

According to Thai tradition, Sukhothai was created by King Ramkhamhaeng the Great (พ่อขุนรามคำแหงมหาราช) of Sukhothai in 1283. The script is also known as the Ram Khamhaeng alphabet or proto-Thai script.

Notable features

Sukhothai script

Sukhothai script

Sample text

Sample text in Sukhothai
Inscription of King Ramkhamhaeng, on display in Bangkok's National Museum. Source: Wikipedia

Links

Information about the Sukhothai script
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sukhothai_script
http://skyknowledge.com/ramkhamhaeng.htm
https://rikker.blogspot.com/2008/08/look-at-ramkhamhaeng-script.html
https://www.timsthailand.com/about-ramkhamhaeng-inscription/
http://www.seasite.niu.edu/Thai/inscription/inscription1.htm

Abugidas / Syllabic alphabets

Ahom, Aima, Badagu, Badlit, 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, Fraser, Gond, Goykanadi, Grantha, Gujarati, Gunjala Gondi, Gupta, Gurmukhi, Halbi Lipi, Hanifi, Hanuno'o, Ibalnan, Inuktitut, Jaunsari Takri, Javanese, Kaithi, Kadamba, Kamarupi, Kannada, Kawi, Kerinci, Kharosthi, Khema, Khe Phri, Khmer, Khojki, Khudabadi, Kirat Rai, Kōchi, Kulitan, Kurukh Banna, Lampung, Lanna, Lao, Lepcha, Limbu, Lontara/Makasar, Lota Ende, Magar Akkha, Mahajani, Malayalam, Manpuri, Meroïtic, Masarm Gondi, Modi, Mon, Mongolian Horizontal Square Script, Multani, Nandinagari, Newa, Ojibwe, Odia, Pahawh Hmong, Pallava, Phags-pa, Purva Licchavi, Qiang / Rma, Ranjana, Rejang (Kaganga), Sasak, Savara, Satera Jontal, Shan, Sharda, 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

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