Tulu lipiTigalari alphabet

The Tigalari alphabet developed from the Grantha alphabet in the 12th century AD. It was used to to write Sanskrit at first, and from the 15th century it was also used to write Tulu. There are also texts in Kannada written in the Tigalari alphabet.

The Tigalari alphabet was used mainly for religious writings in Tulu, and is still used to some extent in parts of Kanara region of Karnataka. For other purposes Tulu speakers use the Kannada alphabet.

Recently there have been efforts to revive the use of the Tigalari script for Tulu, and it is taught in schools in the Mangalore and Udupi districts of Karnataka.

Tigalari is also known as the Tulu script, Tulu Grantha script, Arya Ezhuttu, Grantha Malayalam, Western Grantha, Tulu-Malayalam, Tulu Lipi or Tulu Grantha Lipi.

Notable features

Tigalari alphabet for Tulu

Tulu vowels

Download an alphabet chart for Tigalari (Excel)

Sample text

Sample text in the Tigalari script

Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tigalari-sanskrit-manuscript.jpg

Links

Information about the Tigalari alphabet
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tigalari_script
http://shivallibrahmins.com/tulu-language/tulu-language-and-script/
https://www.unicode.org/L2/L2020/20279-tulu-tigalari-cmts.pdf
https://tigalari.blogspot.com/
https://tulu-research.blogspot.com/2016/03/357-tigalari-tulu-script.html
http://www.unicode.org/L2/L2017/17378-tigalari.pdf
https://www.facebook.com/Tigalari/

Syllabic alphabets / abugidas

Ahom, Aima, Badaga, Balinese, Balti-A, Balti-B, Batak, Baybayin (Tagalog), 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, Hanifi, Hanuno'o, Ibalnan, Inuktitut, Jaunsari Takri, Javanese, Jenticha, Kaithi, Kadamba, Kamarupi, Kannada, Kawi, Kerinci, Kharosthi, Khema, Khe Phri, Khmer, Khojki, Khudabadi, Kirat Rai, Kōchi, Kulitan, 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, Ranjana, Redjang, Sasak, Savara, Satera Jontal, Shan, Sharda, Siddham, Sinhala, Sorang Sompeng, Sourashtra, Soyombo, 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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