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The third alphabet of the Belarusan languageThe Belarusian Arabic alphabet (Arabica [arábitsa], ارابیصا) came into use since the 15th century and was well suited to the Old Belarusian vernacular which existed in a diglossic environment. The books it was used in, the “kitabs”, depict particular features (akańnie, dziekańnie, ciekańnie) of the Belarusian language. This article deciphers one of such texts.
Researcher of Belarusian Arabic books Anton AntonovichA life of search of Anton Antonovich, a major researcher of Belarusian Arabic books (kitabs). Just as Mendelssohn rediscovered Bach, Anton Antonovich made possible a systematic study of Belarusian Arabic writings.
The origin of the Belarusan Arabic alphabetInfographics that demonstrates the genesis of the Belarusian Arabic alphabet and its three stages.