The Saurashtra Language is written in its own script. Because this is a minority language not taught in schools, people learn to write in Sourashtra Script through Voluntary Organisations like Sourashtra Vidya Peetam, Madurai. Sourashtra is the popular spelling and it refers to both the Sourashtra language and a person who speaks Sourashtram. Saurashtra is an area in Gujarat State in India, from where the present Sourashtras in Tamil Nadu are traditionally believed to have migrated some centuries back. Vrajlal Sapovadia describes the Saurashtra language and language as a hybrid of Gujarati, Devnagari, Marathi & Tamil.
The letter order of Saurashtra script is similar to other Brahmic Scripts. The letters are vowels, consonants, and the compound letters which are formed essentially by adding a vowel sound to a consonant.
Vowels and Consonants
Saurashtra script was added to the Unicode Standard in April, 2008 with the release of version 5.1.
The Unicode block for Saurashtra is U+A880–U+A8DF:
Official Unicode Consortium code chart (PDF)
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