The Sourashtra alphabet was developed towards the end of the 19th century. A number of Sourashtra letters a similar to letters in the Oriya and Gujarati alphabets. Sourashtra has also been written with Telugu and Devanagari alphabets but is usually written with a slightly modified version of the Tamil alphabet.
Type of writing system: syllabic alphabet in which all consonants have an inherent vowel. Diacritics, which can appear above, below, before or after the consonant they belong to, are used to change the inherent vowel.
Direction of writing: left to right in horizontal lines.
When they appear the the beginning of a syllable, vowels are written as independent letters.
Used to write
Sourashtra, an Indo-Aryan language closely related to Gujarati and spoken by about 310,000 people in southern Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh, particularly in Salem, Thanjavur, and Madurai cities.