List of languages by writing system

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Below is a list of languages sorted by writing system (by alphabetical order).

Contents

Afaka syllabary

Anatolian alphabets

Arabic script

and many other varieties of Arabic.

Many languages of Russia and Central Asia before replacement with Latin and later Cyrillic

Aramaic alphabet

Armenian script

Borama script

Brahmic family and derivatives

Assamese-Bengali

Balinese script

Baybayin script

Buhid script

Burmese script

Chakma

Devanagari

Dhives Akuru

Gujarati script

Gurmukhi script

Hanunó'o script

Javanese script (Hanacaraka)

Kaithi script

Kannada script

Khmer script

Khojki

Khudawadi

Lao script

Lepcha script

Limbu script

Lontara script (Buginese)

Malayalam script

Meitei Mayek

Modi

Oriya script

'Phags-pa script

Ranjana

Saurashtra

Sinhala script

Tagbanwa script

Tamil script

Telugu script

Thaana script

Thai script

Tibetan script

Canadian Aboriginal script

Caucasian Albanian alphabet

  • Udi (formerly)

Cherokee script

Coptic alphabet

Cyrillic script

Bosnian Cyrillic alphabet (bosančica)

Ge'ez script (Eritrean and Ethiopic)

Georgian script

Glagolitic alphabet

Gothic alphabet

Greek script

Chinese characters and derivatives

Hangul

Hebrew script

Old Italic script

Kaddare script

Kana

Khitan scripts

Latin script

  1. Afrikaans
  2. Albanian
  3. Aragonese
  4. Asturian
  5. Aymara
  6. Azeri (formerly used the Cyrillic script)
  7. Basque
  8. Belarusian (also uses the Cyrillic script, and occasionally the Lacinka alphabet)
  9. Berber / Tamazight (Algeria, Morocco, Mali, Niger)
  10. Bislama
  11. Boholano (formerly used Baybayin)
  12. Bosnian (also uses the Cyrillic script)
  13. Breton
  14. Catalan
  15. Cebuano
  16. Chamorro
  17. Cherokee (also uses Cherokee script)
  18. Cornish
  19. Corsican
  20. Croatian
  21. Cree
  22. Czech
  23. Danish
  24. Dutch
  25. English
  26. Esperanto
  27. Estonian
  28. Faroese
  29. Fijian
  30. Filipino (formerly used Baybayin)
  31. Finnish
  32. French
  33. Frisian
  34. Fula (Pulaar)
  35. Gaelic (Scottish)
  36. Galician
  37. German
  38. Gikuyu
  39. Guaraní
  40. Haitian
  41. Hausa (formerly used the Arabic script)
  42. Hawaiian
  43. Hiri Motu
  44. Hungarian (formerly used the Old Hungarian script)
  45. Icelandic
  46. Ido
  47. Igbo
  48. Ilocano (formerly used Baybayin)
  49. Indonesian
  50. Interlingua
  51. Innu-aimun
  52. Irish
  53. Italian
  54. Javanese (also Javanese script)
  55. Judeo-Spanish (also used other scripts)
  56. Khasi
  57. Kinyarwanda
  58. Kirundi
  59. Kongo
  60. Konkani
  61. Kurdish (Kurmanji)
  62. Latin
  63. Latvian
  64. Laz
  65. Leonese
  66. Lingala
  67. Lithuanian
  68. Luganda
  69. Luxembourgish
  70. Maori
  71. Malagasy
  72. Malay
  73. Maltese
  74. Manx
  75. Marshallese
  76. Moldovan (also uses the Cyrillic script)
  77. Montenegrin
  78. Nahuatl (after the Spanish conquest)
  79. Nauruan
  80. Navaho or Navajo
  81. Ndebele (Northern)
  82. Ndebele (Southern)
  83. Norwegian
  84. Occitan
  85. Oromo (formerly used the Ge'ez script)
  86. Palauan
  87. Polish
  88. Portuguese
  89. Quechua
  90. Romanian (formerly used the Romanian Cyrillic alphabet)
  91. Romansh
  92. Samoan
  93. Scottish
  94. Serbian (officially uses the Cyrillic script)
  95. Seychellois creole
  96. Shona
  97. Slovak
  98. Slovene
  99. Somali (formerly used the Arabic script and the Osmanya script)
  100. Sotho (Northern)
  101. Sotho (Southern)
  102. Spanish
  103. Swahili
  104. Swedish
  105. Swati
  106. Tagalog (formerly used Baybayin)
  107. Tahitian
  108. Tatar (formerly used the Arabic script, then Janalif, and then the Cyrillic script)
  109. Tetum
  110. Tok Pisin
  111. Tongan
  112. Tsonga
  113. Tswana
  114. Tunisian Arabic (also uses Arabic script)
  115. Turkish (formerly used the Arabic script)
  116. Turkmen (formerly used the Cyrillic script)
  117. Turoyo (formerly used the Syriac alphabet)
  118. Uzbek (formerly used the Arabic script and then the Cyrillic script; the latter still in widespread use)
  119. Venda
  120. Vietnamese (formerly used Han-Nom)
  121. Volapük
  122. Võro
  123. Walloon
  124. Welsh
  125. Wolof
  126. Xhosa
  127. Yoruba
  128. Zulu
  129. Zazaki

Mesoamerican scripts

Epi-Olmec script

(Extinct)

Maya script

(Almost extinct although still used in some areas)

Mixtec script

(Almost extinct although still used in some areas)

Nahuat hieroglyphs

(Now uses Spanish alphabet)

Olmec script

(Extinct)

Zapotec script

Takalik Abaj and Kaminaljuyú scripts

Mongolian and related scripts

Old Uyghur alphabet

Mongolian script

Manchu script

Munda scripts

Sorang Sompeng

Ol Cemet'

Varang Kshiti

N'Ko script

Naxi script

Nsibidi

Ogham

Osmanya script

Pahawh Hmong

Old Permic alphabet

Runic script

Old Turkic script

Old Hungarian alphabet

Tifinagh

Yi script

References