Arabic alphabet

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Arabic Alphabet
Arabic Language.svg
impur abjad
Time period
356 AD tae the present
Parent systems
ISO 15924Arab, 160
Unicode alias

The Arabic alphabet (Arabic: الأَبْجَدِيَّة العَرَبِيَّةal-abjadīyah al-ʻarabīyah or الحُرُوف العَرَبِيَّة al-ḥurūf al-ʻarabīyah) or Arabic abjadiyah is the Arabic script as it is codified for writin the Arabic leid. It is written frae richt tae left, in a cursive style, an includes 28 letters. Oreeginally, the alphabet wis an abjad conseestin anly o consonants, but is nou considered an "impur abjad". As wi other abjads, such as the Ebreu alphabet, scribes later devised means o indicatin vouel soonds bi separate vouel pynts.