Caucasian Albanian script

The Caucasian Albanian script was an alphabetic writing system used by the Caucasian Albanians, one of the ancient Northeast Caucasian peoples whose territory comprised parts of present-day Azerbaijan and Dagestan. It was used to write the Caucasian Albanian language and was one of only two native scripts ever developed for speakers of an indigenous Caucasian language (i.e., a language that has no genealogical relationship to other languages outside the Caucasus), the other being the Georgian scripts.[1] The Armenian language, the third language of the Caucasus with its own native script, is an independent branch of the Indo-European language family.

Caucasian Albanian
Matenadaran MS No. 7117, fol. 142r
Script type
CreatorMesrop Mashtots
Time period
5th – 12th century AD
Related scripts
Parent systems
Greek alphabet ?
ISO 15924
ISO 15924Aghb (239), Caucasian Albanian
Unicode alias
Caucasian Albanian
Final Accepted Script Proposal

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