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Infographic: History of the Arabic Alphabet

What are the historical origins of the Arabic writing system? This graphic helps examine the link between earlier alphabets and how they developed into the Arabic alphabet we know today, while also exploring how other languages from completely different language families use the Arabic alphabet as their primary writing system. Featured on this infographic is a selection of letters from each alphabet and how they have evolved throughout history.

This infographic displays a timeline of the development of Arabic and other related languages, along with a selection of letters from each alphabet.

Qatar Foundation International
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