A Brief Introduction to the Arabic Alphabet: Its Origins and Various Forms


The Arabic alphabet has a fascinating history, one that is entwined with the development of culture and society in the Middle East.

The authors trace the origins of the Arabic alphabet back to Aramaic, a descendant of Phoenician, which itself gave rise to the Hebrew and Greek alphabets. The third title in the series that offers a primer for both general readers and students alike, A Brief Introduction to the Arabic Alphabet is illustrated and contains glossaries, indices, and suggestions for further reading. Written by John Healey and Rex Smith.

This book is in paperback format and measures 20 x 13 x 0.76 cm.


  • Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 0.76 cm
  • Weight: 140g
  • Author: John Healey and Rex Smith
  • Publisher: Saqi Books (2009)
  • Pages: 128
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780863564314