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Kolezhuthu is one of the oldest writing systems in south India. It was mainly used to write Malayalam language [1][2] and Tamil language[3] particularly during the former's infancy, along with Vatteluttu alphabet.[4]

Kolezhuthu belongs to the same script family like Malayanma and Vattezhuthu.[5]


  1. ^ Old Scripts of Malayalam
  2. ^ Ancient writing schemes of Kerala
  3. ^ A. Aiyappan (1948). Report on the Socio-economic Conditions of the Aboriginal Tribes of the Province of Madras. Government Press. p. 131. 
  4. ^ S. N. Sadasivan (2000). A Social History Of India. APH Publishing. p. 308. 
  5. ^ Grantha, Vattezhuthu, Kolezhuthu, Malayanma, Devanagiri, Brahmi and Tamil alphabets

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