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Unknown language: Decyphering language on old dress label

Discussion in 'Indo-Iranian Languages' started by Cyphero, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. Cyphero New Member


    I have difficulty recognizing the script/language of an (half-torn) clothing label of an 1940's dress.

    I tried checking the Georgian, Armenian, Bengali, Thai and Burmese alphabets (figuring there might be a similiarity with the label) but am still clueless.

    Can anyone help me decyphering the language/script of this label?


    Last edited: Dec 9, 2012
  2. elirlandes

    elirlandes Senior Member

    Dublin & Málaga
    Ireland English
    I wonder is the very first character on the left the arabic number "3"?
    The other characters are not arabic however.
  3. arielipi Senior Member

    do you have a better angle or more letters? also could you upload each letter alone?
    to me it looks east-asian. perhaps korean or Vietnamese?
  4. Moro12 Senior Member

    It's neither Korean nor Vietnamese.
    BTW, the modern Vietnamese uses the Roman alphabet.
  5. arielipi Senior Member

    have you tried indian(india)? it most probably is from asia somewher...africa didnt have alphabet and europe we all are familair with...
    are you sure these are letters and not small paintings? heres a little elephant.
  6. Moro12 Senior Member

    I think you may be right. It reminds the Oriya script (Oriya is one of Indian languages). However, I'm not 100% sure.
    Try this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oriya_alphabet

    to Arielipi: Africa does have an alphabet: it is the Ge'ez script used by the Amharic language (in Ethiopia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ge'ez_alphabet
  7. arielipi Senior Member

    sorry then!
  8. TobyAshworth Junior Member

    British English
  9. Hulalessar Senior Member

    English - England
    Would seeing the dress help?

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