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TypeSyllabic Alphabetic
LocationSouth Asia
Time16th century CE to Present
DirectionLeft to Right

The Gujarati script is one of the modern scripts of India, and is derived from the Devanagari script during the 16th century CE. The major difference between Gujarati and Devanagari is the lack of the top horizontal bar in Gujarati. Otherwise the two scripts are fairly similar. The Gujarati script is used in the state of Gujarat in western India to write the Gujarati language.

The basic signs of the Gujarati script.

Like other South Asian scripts, vowels other than the inherent /a/ are expressed by adding strokes to the basic letter, as in the following chart.

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