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Oct 21 2010
1 Greek Greek 27190
2 International Phonetic Alphabet 14713
3 Morse code (International) a trinary code of dashes, dots, and silence, whether transmitted by electricity, light, or sound) 8641
4 Hiragana 7283
5 Latin alphabet or Roman alphabet originally Latin language; most current western and central European languages, Turkic languages, sub-Saharan African languages, indigenous languages of the Americas, languages of maritime Southeast Asia and languages of Oceania use developments of it. Languages using a non-Latin writing system are generally also equipped with Romanization for transliteration or secondary use. 6529
6 Katakana 6286
7 Cyrillic Eastern Slavic languages (Belarusian, Russian, Ukrainian), eastern South Slavic languages (Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian), the other languages of Russia, Kazakh language, Kyrgyz language, Tajik language, Mongolian language. Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan are changing to the Latin alphabet but still have considerable use of Cyrillic. See Languages using Cyrillic. 6143
8 Hangul Korean 6008
9 Chinese characters (Hanzi) Chinese, Japanese (called Kanji), Korean (called Hanja), Vietnamese (called Han tu, obsolete) 5924
10 Cuneiform Sumerian, Akkadian, other Semitic languages, Elamite, Hittite, Luwian, Hurrian, and Urartian 5598
11 Arabic Arabic, Azeri, Punjabi, Baluchi, Kashmiri, Pashto, Persian, Kurdish (vowels obligatory), Sindhi, Uighur (vowels obligatory), Urdu, and the languages of many other Muslim peoples 5232
12 Hebrew Square Script Hebrew, Yiddish, and other Jewish languages 4404
13 Braille (Unified) an embossed alphabet for the visually-impaired, used with some extra letters to transcribe the Latin, Cyrillic, Greek, Hebrew, and Arabic alphabets, as well as Chinese 3975
14 Runic alphabet Germanic languages 3666
15 Devanāgarī Hindi, Sanskrit, Marathi, Nepali, and many other languages of northern India 3162
16 Writing system 2947
17 Voynich manuscript 2899
18 Grapheme 2076
19 Phoenician Phoenician and other Canaanite languages 1960
20 Codex Seraphinianus 1912
21 Kana Japanese 1472
22 Linear B Mycenean Greek 1272
23 International maritime signal flags (both alphabetic and ideographic) 1256
24 List of languages by first written accounts 1175
25 Zhuyin fuhao phonetic script for Chinese languages, and principal script for several Formosan languages. 1133
26 Flag semaphore (made by moving hand-held flags) 1096
27 Linear A (a syllabary) Minoan 1036
28 Tengwar (a fictional script) 959
29 Ogham () Gaelic, Britannic, Pictish 930
30 Aramaic 838
31 Mayan Chorti, Yucatec, and other Classic Maya languages 808
32 Armenian Armenian 799
33 Glagolitic Old Church Slavonic 791
34 Tamil 742
35 Georgian Georgian and Mingrelian. Variants include Mkhedruli, Khutsuri, Asomtavruli, Nuskhuri 651
36 Gothic Gothic 650
37 Phaistos Disc (a unique text, very possibly not writing) 615
38 Optical telegraphy (defunct) 525
39 Bengali Bengali, Assamese, Maithili 508
40 Baybayin Ilokano, Kapampangan, Pangasinan, Tagalog, Bikol languages, Visayan languages, and possibly other Philippine languages 506
41 Old Turkic Turkic 465
42 Old Italic Etruscan, Oscan, Umbrian, Raetic, Venetic, Lepontic, Messapian, South Picene language 459
43 Indus Indus Valley Civilization 447
44 Estrangelo Syriac 438
45 Rongorongo Rapa Nui (perhaps a syllabary) 397
46 Kannada Kannada, Tulu 391
47 Coptic Egyptian 391
48 List of languages by writing system 373
49 Canadian Aboriginal syllabics Cree syllabics (for Cree), Inuktitut syllabics (for Inuktitut), and other variants for Ojibwe, Carrier, Blackfoot, and other languages of Canada 333
50 Shavian alphabet 303
51 Malayalam 297
52 Neo-Tifinagh Tamazight 280
53 Sinhala 277
54 Old Hungarian (in Hungarian magyar rovásírás or székely-magyar rovásírás) Hungarian 262
55 List of inventors of writing systems 257
56 Gujarāti Gujarāti, Kachchi 247
57 Telugu 228
58 Ugaritic Ugaritic, Hurrian 226
59 Genealogy of scripts derived from Proto-Sinaitic 222
60 Jiahu symbols Peiligang culture (perhaps proto-writing) 215
61 Oriya 196
62 Aztec Nahuatl 187
63 Jurchen script Jurchen 182
64 Avestan alphabet Avestan language 170
65 Nabataean the Nabataeans of Petra 166
66 Tangut script Tangut 165
67 South Arabian Sabaic, Qatabanic, Himyaritic, and Hadhramautic 164
68 Cypriot Mycenean Greek 159
69 Proto-Elamite Elam (nearly as old as Sumerian) 158
70 Old Uyghur alphabet Uyghur 157
71 Proto-Canaanite 152
72 Blissymbols - A constructed ideographic script used primarily in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). 149
73 Meroitic Meroë 142
74 American Morse code (defunct) 134
75 Cretan hieroglyphs 129
76 Sogdian 119
77 Mandaic Mandaic dialect of Aramaic 118
78 Osmanya Somali 117
79 Rohonc Codex 116
80 Manchu Manchu 110
81 Visible Speech (a phonetic script) 110
82 SignWriting for sign languages 109
83 Sundanese 96
84 Ranjana Nepal Bhasa, Sanskrit 92
85 Borama Somali 90
86 Kaithi 87
87 N'Ko Maninka language, Bambara, Dyula language 86
88 Batak Toba and other Batak languages 76
89 Buhid 76
90 Isthmian (apparently logosyllabic) 73
91 Michael Everson's [link] 71
92 Soyombo 69
93 Stokoe notation for American Sign Language 69
94 Zhuang script Zhuang 68
95 Dongba Naxi 68
96 Mongolian Mongolian 67
97 Byblos syllabary the city of Byblos 63
98 Banpo symbols Yangshao culture (perhaps proto-writing) 61
99 Tocharian 61
100 Vai Vai 61
101 Fraser Lisu 57
102 Tai Tham Khün, and Northern Thai 56
103 Paleohispanic semi-sillabaries Paleohispanic languages 55
104 Hamptonese 51
105 Kawi 50
106 Gabelsberger shorthand 48
107 Pahawh Hmong abugida Hmong 48
108 Kaddare Somali 47
109 Old Permic (also called Abur) Komi 45
110 Manichaean script 44
111 Caucasian Albanian alphabet Old Udi language 40
112 Northeastern Iberian script Iberian language 37
113 Geba Naxi 36
114 Pollard script Miao 35
115 Tai Dam 33
116 Afaka Ndyuka 33
117 Anga Script Angika 31
118 Thomas Natural Shorthand 30
119 DanceWriting 29
120 Testerian — used for missionary work in Mexico 26
121 Nepal Nepal Bhasa, Sanskrit 25
122 New York Point a defunct alternative to Braille 24
123 Bamum scriptBamum (a defective syllabary, with alphabetic principles used to fill the gaps) 23
124 Eskayan Bohol, Philippines (a syllabary apparently based on an alphabet; some alphabetic characteristics remain) 20
125 Celtiberian script Celtiberian language 19
126 Kikakui - Mende 17
127 Varang Kshiti Ho 16
128 Elbasan Albanian 15
129 Southeastern Iberian script Iberian language 13
130 Alaska script Central Yup'ik 12
131 Mandombe 11
132 Woleaian Woleaian (a likely syllabary) 10
133 Beitha Kukju Albanian 9
134 Kpelle Kpelle 8
135 Shui script Shui language 7
136 Yi (classical) various Yi/Lolo languages 6
137 Vah Bassa 6
138 Zaghawa Zaghawa 5
139 List of ISO 15924 codes 5
140 Old Persian Cuneiform Old Persian < 5
141 Anatolian hieroglyphs Luwian < 5
142 Hieroglyphic, Hieratic, and Demotic writing systems of Ancient Egypt < 5
143 Khitan large script Khitan < 5
144 New Epoch Notation Painting < 5
145 Chữ Nôm Vietnamese (for vernacular Vietnamese, now obsolete) < 5
146 Lontara’ Buginese, Makassar, and Mandar < 5
147 Khitan small script Khitan < 5
148 Śāradā < 5
149 Ahom < 5
150 Pahlavi script Middle Persian < 5
151 Mixtec Mixtec (perhaps pictographic) < 5
152 Khipu Inca Empire (very possibly not writing) < 5
153 Burmese Burmese, Karen languages, Mon, and Shan < 5
154 Cherokee Cherokee < 5
155 Javanese < 5
156 Zapotec Zapotec (another old Mesoamerican script) < 5
157 Balinese < 5
158 Phags-pa Mongolian, Chinese, and other languages of the Yuan Dynasty Mongol Empire < 5
159 Tirhuta used to write Maithili < 5
160 Eghap (or Bagam) script < 5
161 Wadi el-Ħôl & Proto-Sinaitic (likely an abjad) < 5
162 Ethiopic Amharic, Ge’ez, Oromo, Tigrigna < 5
163 Hanuno’o < 5
164 Brāhmī Prakrit, Sanskrit < 5
165 Tibetan < 5

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