Manchu alphabet

Summary

The Manchu alphabet (Manchu: ᠮᠠᠨᠵᡠ
ᡥᡝᡵᡤᡝᠨ
, Möllendorff: manju hergen, Abkai: manju hergen) is the alphabet used to write the now nearly-extinct Manchu language. A similar script is used today by the Xibe people, who speak a language considered either as a dialect of Manchu or a closely related, mutually intelligible language. It is written vertically from top to bottom, with columns proceeding from left to right.

Manchu script
ᠮᠠᠨᠵᡠ ᡥᡝᡵᡤᡝᠨ
manju hergen
Sealeg25.png
Seal with Manchu text
Script type
LanguagesManchu
Xibe
Related scripts
Parent systems
ISO 15924
ISO 15924Mong, , ​Mongolian
Unicode
Unicode alias
Mongolian
 This article contains phonetic transcriptions in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). For an introductory guide on IPA symbols, see Help:IPA. For the distinction between [ ], / / and ⟨ ⟩, see IPA § Brackets and transcription delimiters.
A bilingual sign in Chinese (l.) and Manchu (r.) in the Forbidden City
Manju hergen ("Manchu alphabet") in Manchu