Malay (in Arabic script): جباتن اكَام إسلام

Discussion in 'Other Languages' started by Cilquiestsuens, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. Cilquiestsuens Senior Member

    French
    Hi,

    Can someone tell me what on earth is this language (here) ?

    Contrary to what is written, it is not Urdu.
     
  2. fdb Senior Member

    Cambridge, UK
    French (France)
    It is Malay.
     
  3. Cilquiestsuens Senior Member

    French
    Thank you, I actually didn't know Malay could be written in the Arabic script. My bad.
     
  4. fdb Senior Member

    Cambridge, UK
    French (France)
    Yes, before the colonial period it was written in Arabic script. But today hardly anyone can read the old script.
     
  5. Brioche

    Brioche Senior Member

    Adelaide
    Australia English
    The version of Arabic script used to write Malay is know as Jawi.

    It is used on Malaysian bank notes. The obverse uses the Latin alphabet, and the reverse uses Jawi script.
     
  6. Fericire

    Fericire Senior Member

    South America
    Portuguese (Brazil)
    Hi.
    Could you please tell me if this script is similar to scripts of other Arabic dialects?
     
  7. cherine

    cherine Moderator

    Alexandria, Egypt
    Arabic (Egypt).
    Yes, except for the script used in the page footer (under the page numbers) which is mostly used in Persian or Urdu, if I'm not mistaken.
     
  8. Brioche

    Brioche Senior Member

    Adelaide
    Australia English
    Look up Jawi alphabet on Wikipedia.
     

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