Arabic Alphabet

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The Arabic Alphabet

The basic Arabic alphabet contains 28 letters.

Many letters look similar but are distinguished from one another by dots above or below their central part. These dots are an integral part of a letter

The Arabic alphabet is always cursive and letters vary in shape depending on their position within a word. Letters can exhibit up to four distinct forms corresponding to an initial, medial (middle), final, or isolated position

ālif أَلِف

Like A in Apple
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bā̛ بَاء

Like B in Baby