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Bengali Alphabet (স্বরবর্ণ)


The Bengali alphabet is derived from the Brahmi alphabet. It is also closely related to the Devanagari alphabet, from which it started to diverge in the 11th Century AD. The current printed form of Bengali alphabet first appeared in 1778 when Charles Wilkins developed printing in Bengali. A few archaic letters were modernised during the […]

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Gujarati Alphabets (સ્વરો)


The Gugarati script was adapted from the Devanagari script to write the Gugarati language. The earliest known document in the Gugarati script is a handwritten manuscript dating from 1592, and the script first appeared in print in a 1797 advertisement. Until the 19th century it was used mainly for writing letters and keeping accounts, while […]

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Kannada Alphabet


Kanada language has 14 vowels and include The Yogavaahaka’s (part-vowel, part consonant) include two letters totaly 16. Vowels can either written on their own and when they combine with consonants they take the form of vowel signs. ಅ a | अ ಅರಸ | arasa Meaning: King, राजा ಅನ್ನ | anna Meaning: Rice, चावल ಅಳಿಲು | […]

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Malayalam Alphabet (സ്വരം)


Malayalam first appeared in writing in the vazhappalli inscription which dates from about 830 AD. In the early thirteenth century the Malayalam script began to develop from a script known as vattezhuthu (round writing), a descendant of the Brahmi script. As a result of the difficulties of printing Malayalam, a simplified or reformed version of […]

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Sanskrit (संस्कृतम्)


Sanskrit is the classical language of Indian and the liturgical language of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. It is also one of the 22 official languages of India. The name Sanskrit means “refined”, “consecrated” and “sanctified”. It has always been regarded as the ‘high’ language and used mainly for religious and scientific discourse. अ a | […]

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Marathi Alphabets


Marathi is an Indo-Aryan language spoken by about 71 million people mainly in the Indian state of Maharashtra and neighbouring states. Marathi is also spoken in Israel and Mauritius. Marathi is thought to be a descendent of Maharashtri, one of the Prakrit languages which developed from Sanskrit. Marathi first appeared in writing during the 11th […]

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Punjabi Alphabets (ਲਗਾ ਮਾਤਰਾ)


Gurmukhi(Punjabi) is the most common script used for writing the Punjabi language in India. An abugida derived from the Landa script and ultimately descended from Brahmi, Gurmukhi was standardized by the second Sikh guru, Guru Angad Dev Ji, in the 16th century. The whole of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji’s 1430 pages are written […]

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Urdu Alphabet (ایہاراف)


urdu language has 37 vowels. Vowels can either written on their own and when they combine with consonants they take the form of vowel signs. ا a | अ | alif ب b | आ | be بتا | beta Meaning: Son بیسن | besan Meaning: Plate بھیجا | bheja Meaning: Brain پ p | […]

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Hindi alphabet (स्वर)


Hindi language has 13 Alphabets and 36 consonants. Vowels can either written on their own and when they combine with consonants they take the form of vowel signs. अ a अनार | anaar Meaning: Pomegranate अक्षर | akshar Meaning: Words अजगर | ajgar Meaning: Snake आ aa आम | aam Meaning: Mango आदमी | aadmi […]

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