Writing systems of Southeast Asia

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A manuscript from the early 1800s from central Sumatra, in Batak Toba language, one of many languages from Indonesia.

There are various non-Latin-based writing systems of Southeast Asia. The writing systems below are listed by language family.

Austroasiatic languages[edit]

Austronesian languages[edit]

Most Austronesian languages use Latin script today. Some non-Latin-based writing systems are listed below.

Hmong-Mien languages[edit]

Kra-Dai languages[edit]

Many Southwestern Tai languages are written using Brāhmī-derived alphabets. Zhuang languages were traditionally written with Chinese characters, but are now usually written with romanized alphabets.

Tibeto-Burman languages[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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