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- 28 letters used for writing the Arabic language. Derived from the Phoenician alphabet. The Arabic script has been adopted for use in a wide variety of languages other than Arabic, including Persian, Kurdish, Malay and Urdu.
|Name||ا (ʾalif)||ب (bāʾ)||ت (tāʾ)||ث (ṯāʾ)||ج (jīm)||ح (ḥāʾ)||خ (xāʾ)||د (dāl)||ذ (ḏāl)||ر (rāʾ)|
|Name||ز (zayn)||س (sīn)||ش (šīn)||ص (ṣād)||ض (ḍād)||ط (ṭāʾ)||ظ (ẓāʾ)||ع (ʿayn)||غ (ġayn)||ف (fāʾ)|
|Name||ق (qāf)||ك (kāf)||ل (lām)||م (mīm)||ن (nūn)||ه (hāʾ)||و (wāw)||ي (yāʾ)|
|Some letters have an initial, medial and final form.|