• Of the Takri script or of a Takri alphabet.

Proper Noun

  • An abugida script (nearly extinct) used to write many languages originating in India, including Chambeali, Kangri, Kahluri, Mandeali, Kullui, Gaddi, Mahasui, Kashtwari, Churahi, and Bhateali.


  • First, “it may be connected with the word ṭankā, which suggests its origins as a commercial alphabet.” Second, it may be connected with ṭhakur, “in which case it may originally have been the script used by Rajput landlords.” George A. Grierson writes that the name means “the alphabet of the ṭakkas”, who “ruled the greater part of the northern Panjāb.

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