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Kolezhuthu (கோலெழுத்து, കോലെഴുത്ത്) is one of the oldest writing systems in South India. It was mainly used to write Malayalam language
Malayalam language
[1][2] and Tamil language[3] particularly during the former's infancy, along with Vatteluttu
Vatteluttu
alphabet.[4] Kolezhuthu, which means "line letters", in contrast with Vattezhuthu, which means "circle letters", is considered by some to also have been known as Pallava-Chola script, which eventually evolved into the Tamil script that is used for the Tamil language.[5] Kolezhuthu belongs to the same script family as Malayanma and Vattezhuthu.[6] References[edit]

^ Old Scripts of Malayalam ^ Ancient writing schemes of Kerala Archived 2009-11-09 at the Wayback Machine. ^ A. Aiyappan (1948). Report on the Socio-economic Conditions of the Aboriginal Tribes of the Province of Madras. Government Press. p. 131.  ^ S. N. Sadasivan (2000). A Social History Of India. APH Publishing. p. 308.  ^ K. S. Singh & S. Manoharan, People of India: National Series Volume IX: Languages and Scripts: Archaeological Survey of India, 1993, p. 27. ^ Grantha, Vattezhuthu, Kolezhuthu, Malayanma, Devanagiri, Brahmi and Tamil alphabets

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