A Gujarati Origin for Scripts of Sumatra, Sulawesi and the Philippines

  title={A Gujarati Origin for Scripts of Sumatra, Sulawesi and the Philippines},
  author={Christopher R. Miller},
In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt: This paper presents evidence for a new theory that indigenous scripts of Sumatra, Sulawesi and the Philippines are descendants of an early variety of Gujarati script introduced into the archipelago, thus placing them in the Nagari group. This at first seems implausible, but the historical record attests to the major role of Gujaratis in the archipelago. Tome Pires (Cortesao 1944) reports a thousand Gujaratis in Malacca prior to 1512, Barnes (2004… 

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