The Sabaean or Sabaic alphabet is one of the south Arabian alphabets.
The oldest known inscriptions in this alphabet date from about 500 BC.
Its origins are not known, though one theory is that it developed from
the Byblos alphabet. The Sabaean alphabet is thought to have evolved
into the Ethiopic script.
- Type of writing system: abjad with no system for vowel indication
- Direction of writing: in most inscriptions it is written from
right to left, in some it is written in boustrophedon style (alternating
right to left and left to right).
Used to write:
Sabaean, an extinct Semitic language once spoken in
Saba, the biblical Sheba, in southern Arabia.
Sample text in Sabaean
Information about Sabaean
Arabic (Modern Standard),
Assyrian / Neo-Assyrian,
Proto-Sinaitic / Proto-Canaanite,