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The Arabic script is the writin seestem uised for writin Arabic an several ither leids o Asie an Africae, sic as Persie, Urdu, Azerbaijani, Pashto, Central Kurdish, Luri, dialects o Mandinka, an ithers.[1]

Arabic albayancalligraphy.svg
Impure abjad (abugida or true alphabet in some adaptations)
Leids See ablo
Time period
400 AD tae the present
Parent systems
Child seestems
inspired the N'Ko alphabet an the Hanifi script
Direction Right-to-left
ISO 15924 Arab, 160
Unicode alias


  1. Mahinnaz Mirdehghan. 2010. Persian, Urdu, and Pashto: A comparative orthographic analysis. Writing Systems Research Vol. 2, No. 1, 9–23.