( a script )
|Type of script:||Logosyllabary|
|Script category:||Sinitic scripts|
|Period of use:||900 C.E. - 1950|
|Parent script:||Chinese script (show family tree)|
Chu-nôm was adapted from Chinese to write Vietnamese, in a period when Vietnam was ruled by the Chinese and where Chinese was the official language in the country. Chu-nôm retained the Chinese characters with ther original meanings, but adding a number of new specifically Vietnamese characters, although in many cases Chinese characters for the same concepts already existed.
Languages written with this script: