Several Issues on Hieroglyph of Naxi Ethnic Minority

Linjun YANG


Hieroglyph of Naxi ethnic minority is the picture text, which has been so far the only “living hieroglyph”. Naxi Hieroglyph is the general name of Dongba Script, Geba Script Malimasha Script as well as Ruanke Script. Moreover, the creation of Naxi Hieroglyph is closely related to the migration routes of Naxi Geba Script, based on Do ancestors, which corresponds with the dialect areas of Naxi ethnic language, and its creation can date back to 11th century. Geba Script, is created when contacting with foreign culture, which carries the characteristics of Chinese and Tibetan writings.


Naxi hieroglyph; Dongba script; Geba script; Geographical factors of creation; Creation time

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