Khema Lipi
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Parent systems
Sister systems
Meitei, Lepcha, Phagspa, Marchen
ISO 15924
ISO 15924Gukh (397), ​Gurung Khema
The theorised Semitic origins of the Brahmi script are not universally agreed upon.
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The Khema script, also known as Gurung Khema, Khema Phri, Khema Lipi, is used to write the Gurung language. Khema has been proposed for Unicode encoding as of 2011[1] and in 2021.[2] The Language Commission of Nepal recognizes Khema as the official script of Gurung.[3]

Khema Lipi full chart


Devdaha Mother Tongues Academy, located in Rupandehi teaches Gurung in the Khema script.[4] Khema script is used in Sikkim to officially write Gurung language.[5]

See also


  1. ^ Pandey, Anshuman (13 April 2011). "Introducing the Khema Script for Writing Gurung" (PDF). ISO/IEC JTC1/SC2/WG2. Retrieved 25 June 2024.
  2. ^ Mandal, Biswajit (14 July 2021). "Proposal to Encode Gurung Khema in Universal Character Set" (PDF). Retrieved 29 December 2021.
  3. ^ "Khema". Omniglot. Retrieved 27 November 2021.
  4. ^ "विद्यालयको लक्ष्य तथा उद्देश्यहरु". Devdaha Mother Tongues Academy. Retrieved 27 November 2021.
  5. ^ "Sikkim Herald – Gurung Edition – 17th July, 2019". Sikkim Herald. Government of Sikkim. Retrieved 27 November 2021.