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Devanagiri script (vowels tap, consonants bottom) in Chandas font
Leids Several leids o Indie an Nepal, includin, Hindi, Nepali, Marathi, Pali, Konkani, Bodo, Maithili, Sindhi an Sanskrit. Umwhile uised tae write Gujarati.
Time period
c. 1st century CE – present[1][2][3]
Parent systems
Child seestems
Sister seestems
Gurmukhi, Nandinagari
ISO 15924 Deva, 315
Direction Left-tae-richt
Unicode alias
U+0900–U+097F Devanagari,
U+A8E0–U+A8FF Devanagari Extended,
U+1CD0–U+1CFF Vedic Extensions

Devanagari (/ˌdvəˈnɑːɡər/ DAY-və-NAH-gər-ee; Hindustani: [d̪eːʋˈnaːɡri]; देवनागरी devanāgarī a compoond o "deva" [देव] an "nāgarī" [नागरी]), an aa cried Nagari (Nāgarī, नागरी),[4] is an abugida (alphasyllabary) alphabet o Indie an Nepal.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Isaac Taylor (1883), History of the Alphabet: Aryan Alphabets, Part 2, Kegan Paul, Trench & Co, p. 333, ISBN 978-0-7661-5847-4, ... In the Kutila this develops into a short horizontal bar, which, in the Devanagari, becomes a continuous horizontal line ... three cardinal inscriptions of this epoch, namely, the Kutila or Bareli inscription of 992, the Chalukya or Kistna inscription of 945, and a Kawi inscription of 919 ... the Kutila inscription is of great importance in Indian epigraphy, not only from its precise date, but from its offering a definite early form of the standard Indian alphabet, the Devanagari ... 
  2. Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency at Google Books, Rudradaman’s inscription from 1st through 4th century CE found in Gujarat, India, Stanford University Archives, pages 30-45
  3. Richard Salomon (2014), Indian Epigraphy, Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0195356663, pages 33-47
  4. Kathleen Kuiper (2010), The Culture of India, New York: The Rosen Publishing Group, ISBN 978-1615301492, page 83