Writing in Egypt: Arabic
Arabic is written from right to left. The alphabet is derived mainly from the Aramaic. Whereas in the Aramaic script each sign is isolated from its neighbours, most Arabic signs are connected. Of twenty-eight letters, twenty-two have four different forms: isolated, final, initial, medial.
From the beginning of Arab rule over Egypt, Arabic became the main language.
1989 (an introduction to the early development of the Arabic alphabet)
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