Thaana

Thaana, Taana or Tāna (ތާނަ ) is the present writing system of the Maldivian language spoken in the Maldives. Thaana has characteristics of both an abugida (diacritic, vowel-killer strokes) and a true alphabet (all vowels are written), with consonants derived from indigenous and Arabic numerals, and vowels derived from the vowel diacritics of the Arabic abjad. Maldivian orthography in Thaana is largely phonemic.

Thaana
ތާނަ
Script type
with no inherent vowel
Directionright-to-left script 
LanguagesMaldivian language
Related scripts
Parent systems
  • Thaana
ISO 15924
ISO 15924Thaa, 170 , Thaana
Unicode
Unicode alias
Thaana
U+0780–U+07BF
 This article contains phonetic transcriptions in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). For an introductory guide on IPA symbols, see Help:IPA. For the distinction between [ ], / / and  , see IPA § Brackets and transcription delimiters.

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