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Namdhinggo provides glyphs for all Limbu characters and some Latin. The Limbu, or Kirat Sirijonga, script is used by around 400 000 people in Nepal and India. This Unicode-encoded font has been designed to support literacy and materials development in the Limbu language. According to traditional histories the Limbu script was developed by King Sirijonga in the 9th Century. It then fell out of use before being reintroduced in the 18th century by Teongsi Sirijonga (1704-1741) whom many felt to be the reincarnation of the first Sirijonga. The modern Sirijonga was apparently martyred in 1741 for the sake of this script by lamas in Sikkim. The script was named ‘Sirijonga’ in his honor by the Limbu scholar Iman Singh Chemjong.