Tengwar for Arabic Tengwar script for Arabic (at-Taynwaat lil-‘arabiyya)

This system of writing Arabic with Tolkien's Tengwar script was developed by Gabriel McGovern in 2016. After realizing that both writing systems shared some similarities, Gabriel decided to adapt the famous Elvish script for use with the Arabic language.

In Arabic this system is known as التينوات للعربية (at-Taynwaat lil-‘arabiyya). In the Tengwar script this is:

Tengwar script for Arabic (at-Taynwaat lil-‘arabiyya)

Notable features

Tengwar script for Arabic

Tengwar alphabet for Arabic

Tengwar alphabet for Arabic - basic diacritics, hamza and nunation

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Sample text

Article 1 of the UDHR in Arabic in the Tengwar alphabet

Arabic script version (vocalised)

Sample text in vocalised Arabic (Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

Arabic script version (unvocalised)

Sample text in unvocalised Arabic (Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)


Yūladu jamī'u n-nāsi aḥrāran mutasāwīna fī l-karāmati wa-l-ḥuqūq. Wa-qad wuhibū 'aqlan wa-ḍamīran wa-'alayhim an yu'āmila ba'ḍuhum ba'ḍan bi-rūḥi l-ikhā'.

Listen to a recording of this text by زين العابدين شبيب (Zein Al-A'bideen Shabeeb)


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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