Information on Naxi from Ethnologue

From: John Cowan (
Date: Thu Jan 27 2000 - 17:38:26 EST


A Roman alphabet was developed in the 1950's and revised in 1984. An 'ideographic'
writing system called 'Dongba' is not practical for everyday use, but is a system
of prompt-illustrations for reciting classic texts. Two syllabary scripts
called 'Geba' and 'Malimasa' are also used in Weixi County. Dictionary [exists].
Written Chinese in common use. People resent the older term "Moso".

So Naxi probably can be written with Unicode Latin.


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