Khojki Alphabet


Khojki, or Khojiki is an abugida script used formerly and almost exclusively by the Khoja community of parts of the Indian subcontinent such as Sindh. It was employed primarily to record Isma'ili religious literature as well as literature for a few secret Twelver sects. Khojki is belibed being created by Pir Sadardin (daโ€˜i Pir Sadruddin) in XV century. Khojki first appears in manuscripts in around 1737 and was thought to have become distinct from the Landa alphabet during the 16th century.

The name โ€œKhojkiโ€ is derived from the Persian word khoje, which means โ€œmasterโ€, or โ€œlordโ€.