Punic was a semitic language descended from Phoenican and spoken until
about the 4th Century AD in Carthage in what is now Tunisia, and other parts
of North Africa and around the Mediterreaen. The Punic alphabet developed
from the Phoenician alphabet and was used for monumental inscriptions, while
the cursive Neo-Punic alphabet was used elsewhere.
Type of writing system: abjad
Direction of writing: right to left in horizontal lines