Old Nubian script

Used in medieval Nubia to write the Nubian language from 8th to 15th cent; recent efforts by activists to revive it for writing the modern language.

Like the Coptic Script, it is based on uncial Greek, to which it adds three specifically Coptic characters (ultimately from Demotic) and three characters taken from the ancient Meroitic script.

There has been discussion of adding the necessary characters to Unicode.

See also

  • Nobiin agii (a proposed orthography based on Old Nubian)

Other sources

Khalil, Nubantood, (2018?), "A brief description of the Nobiin language and history" (document prepared as part of the Georgetown University Nobiin Documentation Project; article includes discussion of Old Nubian Script and contemporary interest in usage) http://alma.matrix.msu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Nobiin-archive-description.asd_.pdf

Omniglot, "Old Nubian (Ⲛⲟⲩⲃⲓⲛ)," https://www.omniglot.com/writing/oldnubian.htm

Wikipedia, "Old Nubian language, Writing," http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Nubian_language#Writing

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