Nabataean alphabet

writing system used between approximately 150 and 150 in the Nabataean kingdom of Petra in the Arabian Peninsula. Used by the Nabataeans to write ... [2 related articles]
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Nabataean alphabet

The Nabataean alphabet is a consonantal alphabet (abjad) that was used by the Nabataeans in the 2nd century BCE. Important inscriptions are found in Petra, Jordan. The alphabet is descended from the Aramaic alphabet via the Syriac alphabet. A cursive form of it in turn developed into the Arabic alphabet from the 4th century, which is why its lette
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