Arabic Script

The Arabic script is the second-most widely used writing system in the world by the number of countries using it and the third by the number of users, after Latin and Chinese characters. It is used for writing Arabic and several other languages of Asia and Africa, such as Azerbaijani, Pashto, Persian, Kurdish, Lurish, Urdu, Mandinka, and others.

Until the 16th century, it was also used to write some texts in Spanish. Additionally, Turkish, prior to the Turkish language reform, was written in Perso-Arabic script. The Arabic script is written from right to left in a cursive style. In most cases, the letters transcribe consonants, or consonants and a few vowels, so most Arabic alphabets are abjads.The script was first used to write texts in Arabic, most notably the Qurʼān, the holy book of Islam. With the spread of Islam, it came to be used to write languages of many language families, leading to the addition of new letters and other symbols, with some versions, such as Kurdish, Uyghur, and old Bosnian being abugidas or true alphabets. It is also the basis for the tradition of Arabic calligraphy.

Languages written with the Arabic script

 

 

 

Additional letters

– (ڤ‬) is a letter of the Arabic-based Sorani, Comoro, Wakhi, Malay Arabic, Karakhanid alphabets derived from the Arabic letter fāʾ (ﻑ) with two additional dots. It represents the sound /v/ for all alphabets, except for Malay, Chechen, Tunisian and Algerian Arabic, Peul, Arabic written Tourage, Arabic written Peul and Arabic written Madinka languages

It is sometimes used in Arabic language to write names and loanwords with the phoneme /v/, such as ڤولڤو (Volvo) and ڤيينا viyenna (Vienna).

 

 

Voting results for the 2026 FIFA World Cup

 

A combined bid from the United States, Mexico and Canada won the hosting rights for soccer’s 2026 World Cup on Wednesday, bringing the tournament to North America for the first time since the 1994 event on a pledge of record crowds, record revenues and, perhaps crucially, a record $11 billion in profits for FIFA, world soccer’s governing body. The North American bid defeated its only challenger, Morocco, by a vote of 134-65.

SourceFifa.com

Votin Results for the 2026 Fifa World Cup

 

A combined bid from the United States, Mexico and Canada won the hosting rights for soccer’s 2026 World Cup on Wednesday, bringing the tournament to North America for the first time since the 1994 event on a pledge of record crowds, record revenues and, perhaps crucially, a record $11 billion in profits for FIFA, world soccer’s governing body. The North American bid defeated its only challenger, Morocco, by a vote of 134-65.

SourceFifa.com

Map of the percentage of population able to hold a conversation in Spanish

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