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Wancho script

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The word 'Wancho' in Wancho script
Script type
CreatorBanwang Losu
DirectionLeft-to-right Edit this on Wikidata
LanguagesWancho language
ISO 15924
ISO 15924Wcho (283), ​Wancho
Unicode alias

Wancho script is an alphabet created between 2001 and 2012 by middle school teacher Banwang Losu in Longding district, Arunachal Pradesh for writing the Wancho language.[1] Letters represent consonants and vowels. Conjunct consonants are not used. Tone is indicated with diacritical marks on vowel letters.[1]

While Wancho script is taught in some schools, the Wancho language is generally written in either Devanagari script or the Latin alphabet.


Wancho script was added to the Unicode Standard in March 2019 on version 12.0.

The Unicode block for Wancho is U+1E2C0–U+1E2FF:

Official Unicode Consortium code chart (PDF)
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
U+1E2Cx 𞋀 𞋁 𞋂 𞋃 𞋄 𞋅 𞋆 𞋇 𞋈 𞋉 𞋊 𞋋 𞋌 𞋍 𞋎 𞋏
U+1E2Dx 𞋐 𞋑 𞋒 𞋓 𞋔 𞋕 𞋖 𞋗 𞋘 𞋙 𞋚 𞋛 𞋜 𞋝 𞋞 𞋟
U+1E2Ex 𞋠 𞋡 𞋢 𞋣 𞋤 𞋥 𞋦 𞋧 𞋨 𞋩 𞋪 𞋫 𞋬 𞋭 𞋮 𞋯
U+1E2Fx 𞋰 𞋱 𞋲 𞋳 𞋴 𞋵 𞋶 𞋷 𞋸 𞋹 𞋿
1.^ As of Unicode version 15.1
2.^ Grey areas indicate non-assigned code points


  1. ^ a b Everson, Michael (2017-10-22). "L2/17-067R2: Proposal to encode the Wancho script" (PDF).