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World alphabet distribution:

     Latin Alphabet      Cyrillic alphabet      Arabic alphabet      Brahmic-derived alphabets      Mixed: Latin and Cyrilic Alphabet      Mixed: Latin and Arabic Alphabet      Mixed: no alphabet and other alphabet      Other alphabet      No alphabet

based on en:Image:Arabic alphabet world distribution.gif, en:Image:Latin alphabet world distribution.png, en:Image:Cyrillic alphabet distribution map.png, all by en:user:MaGioZal

Note: "No alphabet" in all easily visible cases on this map refers to Chinese logograms, which are not an alphabet. The "Other alphabets" on the map include the Greek (Greece, Cyprus), Mkhedruli Georgian (Georgia), Armenian (Armenia), Hebrew (Israel), Hangul (Korea), and kana syllabary (Japan). Korean and Japanese are written with a mixture of Chinese characters and native letters, although Chinese characters are dying out in Korea.

Note that Ge'ez (Ethiopia, Eritrea) is currently marked as "No alphabet".


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