Old Sundanese Alphabet

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Sanghyang Siksa Kandang Karesian (L 624) koleksi PNRI. Foto: Aditia Gunawan

Old Sundanese (Sunda Kuno) alphabet has the basic type of  Advanced Pallawa alphabet. The alphabet has shape similarities to the Tibetan and Punjab alphabet, with some characteristics of dara typology influenced by inscriptions in Tarumanagara times before modified to its distinctive shape. The script was used in the inscriptions and manuscripts of ancient Sunda made from palm and bamboo -14 th century until the 18th century AD.

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