Old Permic Alphabet


The Old Permic script, sometimes called Abur or Anbur, was introduced by a Russian missionary, Stepan Khrap, also known as Saint Stephen of Perm in 1372 to write the Finno-Ugric languages. The name Abur is derived from the names of the first two characters: An and Bur. The script derived from  Cyrillic 0410–0474 and  Greek 0391–03C9 , with Komi “Tamga” signs, the latter being similar in the appearance to . The script was in use until XVII century, when it was superseded by the Cyrillic script.