Khotanese language


Khotanese language

Infobox Language
familycolor=
name=Khotanese
nativename=
familycolor=Indo-European
states=Kingdom of Khotan (Xinjiang today)
region=Eastern Europe
extinct=10th century A.D.
fam1=Indo-European
fam2=Indo-Iranian languages
fam3=Iranian
fam4=Middle Iranian
fam5=Eastern Iranian
fam6=Scythian
fam7=Scytho-Khotanese
script=
iso1=
iso2=kho
iso3=kho

Khotanese is a form of the Saka language once spoken in the Kingdom of Khotan. The language is preserved in the texts among the Dunhuang manuscripts, written in a script derived from the Brahmi. These texts have been deciphered and edited by Harold Bailey.


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