The Nabataean abjad developed from the Aramaic
abjad during the 2nd century BC. Stone inscriptions in the Nabataean
abjad have been found in Petra, the capital of the Nabataean kingdom
(c. 150 BC to 100 AD) and in Damascus and Medina. During the 4th and
century AD, the Nabataean abjad evolved into the Arabic alphabet.
- Type of writing system: abjad or consonant alphabet with no vowel indication
- Direction of writing: right to left in horizontal lines.
Used to write
Nabataean, a Semitic language closely related to Aramaic.
Free Nabataean fonts
Arabic (Modern Standard),
Assyrian / Neo-Assyrian,
Proto-Sinaitic / Proto-Canaanite,