Coorgi-Cox [NEW]

The Coorgi-Cox alphabet for the Kodava language was developed by the linguist Gregg Cox and publicly released in April 2005. It was designed for writing Kodava, also known as ‘Coorgi’, a Dravidian language spoken in the Kodagu district, or the ‘Coorg’ region, of Karnataka state in India. Hitherto, there had been no traditional script for Kodava, which was generally written using the Kannada script.

Reportedly, in order to introduce the script, 10,000 CD booklets and 25,000 post cards with various scenes from the region were produced and distributed throughout the Coorg area in March and April 2005, but it is not clear how widely the script was accepted within the community, or whether anyone is still using it.

This entry is what Wikipedia calls a “stub”–that is, we know very little, we wish we knew more, and we’d love to hear from anyone who can add to our miserable little stub of knowledge.

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