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Hooroglyphs are ancient letters found in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. These ancient letters appeared in the background of Hoohoo Village, Hoohoo Mountain, Guffawha Ruins, and Teehee Valley's underground ruins. Whether the language is still used or not is unknown, although a Hoohooligan mentioned it was used by the Hoohoo Civilization and chronicled the countless jokes developed by it. Hooroglyphs mostly look like a mixture of lines and dots that come together to form the picture of a laughing person. Hoohooros, guardian of Hoohoo Mountain, hides behind pillars engraved with Hooroglyphs during battle.


  • The name of the Hooroglyphs is derived from the ancient Egyptian language of hieroglyphics, and it also includes the "Hoohoo" laugh title used by areas such as Hoohoo Mountain.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Italian Tiriteroglifico Hoohooroglyph (from Tiritera, the Italian name of Hoohoo Village and Mountain, and geroglifico, hieroglyph)