Kana

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Kana
Type
Leids Japanese, Okinawan, Ainu, Palauan[1]
Time period
c. 800 AD tae the present
Parent systems
ISO 15924 Hrkt, 412
Unicode alias
Katakana or Hiragana
U+30A0–U+30FF

Kana (仮名) are syllabic Japanese scripts, a pairt o the Japanese writin seestem contrastit wi the logographic Cheenese characters kent in Japan as kanji (漢字).

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Thomas E. McAuley, Language change in East Asia, 2001:90