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This is a list of languages which uses writing system to sort.

Arabic script

Many languages of Russia and Central Asia before replacement with Latin and later Cyrillic

Armenian script

Borama script

Brahmic family and derivatives

Devanagari

Assamese/Bengali

Balinese script

  • Balinese language (formerly)

Baybayin script

Buhid script

  • Buhid

Burmese script

  • Burmese
  • Karen
    • Geba Karen
    • Pa-O
    • Pwo Karen
    • S'gaw Karen
  • Mon
  • Rumai Palaung
  • Shan

Gujarati script

Gurmukhi script

  • Punjabi (also written in Shahmukhi, a variant of the Arabic script)

Kaithi script

Hanunó'o script

  • Hanunó'o

Javanese script (Hanacaraka)

  • Javanese (in old literatures, and a part of cultural heritage)
  • Sundanese

Kannada script

Khmer script

Lao script

Lepcha script

  • Lepcha

Limbu script

  • Limbu

Lontara script (Buginese)

  • Buginese (formerly)

Malayalam script

Oriya script

'Phags-pa script

Sinhala script

  • Sinhala

Tagbanwa script

  • Languages of Palawan

Tamil script

Telugu script

Thaana script

  • Dhivehi

Thai script

Tibetan script

Canadian Aboriginal script

  • Blackfoot
  • Chipewyan
  • Cree
  • Dakelh
  • Inuktitut
  • Ojibwe
  • Sekani
  • Slavey
  • Tasttine
  • Tłįchǫ

Cherokee script

  • Cherokee

Coptic alphabet

Cyrillic script

Bosnian Cyrillic alphabet (bosančica)

Ge'ez script (Ethiopic)

Georgian script

  • Georgian
  • Laz (sometimes Latin)
  • Mingrelian
  • Svan

Glagolitic alphabet

Gothic alphabet

Greek script

Chinese characters and derivatives

  • Chinese
    • Guanhua (Mandarin)
    • Wu which includes Shanghainese
    • Yue (Cantonese)
    • Min which includes Taiwanese
    • Xiang
    • Hakka
    • Gan
    • Jin from Mandarin
    • Huizhou from Wu
    • Ping partly from Cantonese
  • Minority languages in China
    • Dong
    • Bai (obsolete)
    • Miao (obsolete)
    • Zhuang, with Zhuang logograms (obsolete)
  • Japanese (kanji plus kana derivative)
  • Korean (hanja) (obsolete; used in academic texts and newspapers)
  • Vietnamese (Chữ nho and Chữ nôm) (used in historic or academic texts, or for artistic or aesthetic purposes, but in general use virtually extinct)
  • Extinct languages
    • Khitan, written in Khitan scripts
    • Jurchen, written in Jurchen script
    • Tangut, written in Tangut script

Hangul

Hebrew script

  • Aramaic (and other writing systems)
  • Bukhori
  • Hebrew
  • Hulaula
  • Judeo-Berber
  • Judeo-Iraqi Arabic
  • Judeo-Moroccan
  • Judeo-Tripolitanian Arabic
  • Judeo-Tunisian Arabic
  • Judeo-Portuguese
  • Judeo-Spanish (originally Rashi script, and other writing systems)
  • Judeo-Yemenite
  • Juhuri
  • Lishan Didan
  • Lishana Deni
  • Lishanid Noshan
  • Shuadit
  • Yiddish
  • Zarphatic

Kaddare script

Kana

  • Japanese (plus kanji)
  • Ainu slightly modified kind of katakana kanas, which enable to represent final sounds which are consonants alone

Khitan scripts

Latin script

Mayan script

Mongolian and related scripts

Old Uyghur alphabet

Mongolian script

Manchu script

Munda scripts

Sorang Sompeng

  • Sora

Ol Cemet'

Varang Kshiti

  • Ho

N'Ko script

  • N'ko

Naxi script

  • Naxi (obsolete)

Nsibidi

Ogham

  • Primitive Irish
  • Pictish

Osmanya script

Pahawh Hmong

  • Hmong

Runic script

Old Hungarian script

Syriac script

  • Arabic (see Garshuni)
  • Assyrian Neo-Aramaic
  • Bohtan Neo-Aramaic
  • Chaldean Neo-Aramaic
  • Hertevin
  • Koy Sanjaq Surat
  • Senaya
  • Syriac
  • Turoyo (also has new Latin-based script)

Tifinagh

  • Amazigh (Morocco)
  • Tuareg

Yi script

  • Yi
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