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Kalinga
Quick Facts
TypeSyllabic Alphabetic
GenealogyBrahmi
LocationSouth Asia
Time6th to 11th century CE
DirectionLeft to Right

Kalinga is the ancient name of Orissa, and the Kalinga script was used to write an ancient form of the Oriya language. The Kalinga script is derived from Brahmi and visually is very close to that ancient script. By the 12th century this script has been abandoned in favor of a Bengali-derived script which eventually became the Oriya script.

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