Naxi script

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Dongba and geba
Painted Naxi panel.jpeg
Type
Languages Naxi
Time period
1000 CE ? to present

The Naxi language of southwestern China may be written in the syllabic geba script. There is also a Naxi tradition of pictographic symbols called dongba; this may sometimes be glossed with geba for clarification, since a dongba text may only be intelligible to its author.

A Latin alphabet was developed for Naxi in the 20th century.

Facing pages of a Naxi manuscript, displaying both pictographic dongba and smaller syllabic geba.
Naxi manuscript (left) 2087.jpg Naxi manuscript (right) 2088.jpg

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