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Grantha
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TypeSyllabic Alphabetic
GenealogyBrahmi
LocationSouth Asia
Time6th to 12th century CE
DirectionLeft to Right

The Grantha script is one of the earliest Southern script to emerge from the Brahmi script. It further evolved to the Malayalam script. It also greatly influenced the Tamil and Sinhala scripts.

The following is the basic Grantha script.

A variant of the Grantha script called the Pallava script (as it was used in the ancient Pallava kingdom of southern India) was taken by Indian merchants to Indonesia where it became the Kawi which would eventually blossom into many varieties of scripts in Insular Southeast Asia.

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