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Asep asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 4 months ago

Is katakana used by any other languages?

Other than japanese I mean

3 Answers

  • 4 months ago

    Strictly speaking, YES.  Katakana is also used to write the Ainu language, the language of the indigenous people in Hokkaido.  However, since the Ainu language is not used in daily conversation any more, practically speaking, the answer to your question is NO.

  • Pontus
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    4 months ago

    No.  Katakana (and hiragana) was created by the Japanese for Japanese,  Both scripts were inspired by Chinese characters, but are not Chinese characters. They are syllabaries. 

    China doesn't use katakana.

    However, katakana were used in Taiwan, to write Holo Taiwanese (a variety of the Hokkien Chinese language), when Taiwan was under Japanese rule. 

    Source(s): intermediate Japanese; studied linguistics; articles on katakana
  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    China ..............................

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