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Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 731 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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OLDEST SABA'AN NAM?TEMA SIND.(IRU MOABITE PHOENICIAN BRAHMI IJIAROSTHI /ETHIOPIC (H,myarino (ARABIC) 5008C 8008.0 Stone (CYPRUS) most important of these documents is the liturgical inscription of Hadji-abad, where the Arsacid and Sassanian alphabets are found side by side. Taylor (The Alphabet, ii. p. 248 f.) regards the former as probably derived from the " ancient alphabet of Eastern Iran, a sister alphabet of the Aramaean of the satrapies," while the Sassanian belongs to a later stage of Aramaic. The alphabets of India all spring from two sources: (a) the Kharosthi, (b) the Brahmi alphabet. The history Of the former is lod)a, fairly clear. It was always a local alphabet, and never attained the importance of its rival. According to Buhler,' its range lay between 69° and 73° 30' E. and 33° to 35° N., Buhler, Indian Studies, iii. (2nd ed., 1898), p. 93. The account L M N X ism) 0 P S Q R S T rh D4 ~ ad '1 ~2 T S~ '7 k,<\ After B tihler /7 *13 mm ri 1 L -F 3y 9 9 Al A '1 7 .,3 Li A 4 4 - TT A A >J' ti`Z -r x I t .H a -A- Ia s
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