Elifbaja Arabo-Shqip (ئەلیفبایا ئارابوَ-شچیپ)

Elifbaja Arabo-Shqip (Arabic-Albanian alphabet) is an adaption of the Arabic script to write Albanian devised by A. Elbrens. It can be used to write the Gheg and Tosk dialects of Albanian, and could also be adapted for Arberesh. A. Elbrens believes that this is a better fit than previous versions of the Arabic script for Albanian. It's based on the Kurdish Sorani alphabet.

Elifbaja Arabo-Shqip

Elifbaja Arabo-Shqip (Arabic-Albanian alphabet)

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If a word starts with a vowel, the hamza (ئـ) is inserted before it. Letter j at the beginning of a word is represented یـ instead of ئیـ.

Sample text in Tosk

ەَ جیثەَ نْەرەَزیت لیندین تەَ لیرەَ ذە تەَ بارابارتەَ نەَ دینْیتەَت ذە نەَ تەَ درەیتا. ئاتا کانەَ ئارسوٌە ذە ندەَرجەجە ذە دوُهەت تەَ سیللەن ندای نْەَری تیەتریت مە فروٌمەَ وەللازەَریمی.


Të gjithë njerëzit lindin të lirë dhe të barabartë në dinjitet dhe në të drejta. Ata kanë arsye dhe ndërgjegje dhe duhet të sillen ndaj njëri tjetrit me frymë vëllazërimi.

Sample text in Gheg

ژدوَ نْەری کان لە ت'لیر مەً نْآییت دینْیتەًت ئەذەً درەتا. ئاتا یان تەَ پاییسوُن مەً مەًنْەً ئەذەً وەت-دییەً ئەذەً دوُهەَن تەَ وەپروًین کا نْآنی-تیەترین مەً نْی شپیرت وللاَزنیمیت.


Zhdo njeri kan le t'lir mê njãjit dinjitêt edhê dreta. Ata jan të pajisun mê mênjê edhê vet-dijê edhê duhën të veprôjn ka njãni-tjetrin mê nji shpirt vllâznimit.

Translation (for both texts)

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

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