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IN FRATERNAM MEAM
Wednesday, October 29, 2003
THE MODERN WORLDS MAJOR WRITING SYSTEMS
(extracted from a book)



Name of script ..... No.of Users.......... Geographic Range
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Roma Alphabet ...... 1.9 billion ..... Americas,Western/Eastern Europe
................................. former Soviet Union,Central & Southern
................................. Africa,Oceania, Parts of Southeast Asia.


Chinese Alphabet .. 0.9 billion ........ China and Taiwan


Arabic Alphabet ... 291 billion ........ Near East;North Africa;Iran; parts of
................................. Central and Southeast Asia.


Devanagari Script.. 260 million ........... Much of India


Cyrillic Alphabet ..252 million ........ Russia,other parts of Eastern Europe;
................................... parts of Central Asia.


Bengali Script ... 125 million ........ Northeast India;Bangladesh


Japanese Script .. 128 million ........... Japan




+ about three quarters of the world's population live in countries where an alphabet or alphabet based script is the National Writing System.of the Seven , only the Japanese and the Chinese systems are not alphabetic.


+ aside from non alphabetic writing systems of China and Japan, almost all major scripts in use today, anywhere in the world, belongs to a single "alphabetic Family".


+ every alphabet has been born from a prior alphabet.


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QUESTION: Where did the early Filipino/Malay alphabet started?
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(magtanong ka! - then i will answer)
posted by infraternam meam @ 3:01 AM  
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