Gujarati alphabet

The Gujarati script ( ગુજરાતી ) is an abugida, which belongs to the North Indian scriptures.

You will ( Gujarat ) used in India and the writing was, with the Mahatma Gandhi learned the letter.


The Gujarati script is derived from an earlier version of the Bengali script. The oldest known manuscript in Gujarati font dates from the year 1592nd However, until the 19th century, it was used only for private writing and for accounting. Scholars and writers used exclusively Devanagari. Therefore, the Gujarati script also got nicknamed as Mahajani ( = merchant font ).

Similarities with other Indian Scriptures

The Gujarati script is different with the exception of the lack of top line only slightly from the Devanagari script. Like these, they also has a number of ligatures.

As with all Indian scriptures every syllable has the inherent vowel " a" ( ka, kha, ga ... ), is amended by adding characters to different vowels (ki, khi, ghi ... ).

As with the other Indian scriptures the sounds are sorted by phonetic aspects:

In the first place the vowels come, then to the place of articulation ( throat from starting ):

At the end of the table, you see then:

  • Semi-vowels
  • Sibilants
  • Aspirate



ર r, j and જ હ h are irregular variations of રૂ Ru, જી jī and હૃ HR.



Gujarati Unicode

Unicode Gujarati is U 0 A80 ... U 0 AFF.