I think that the Turkmen languages in China are also written in the Arabic
script. I vaguely remember Kazakh.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Elaine Keown [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Monday, January 15, 2001 9:34 PM
> To: Unicode List
> Subject: [ very OT ] why abjad ..? ; list--Arabic script languages
> Below, latest list of Arabic-script languages. Additions
> appreciated. Eighteen of these languages are mentioned in Unicode
> 3.0 documentation.
> Question for the list: Unicode 3.0 Arabic and most literature in
> English lists variant Arabic script alphabets in "abjad" order. Why
> was "abjad" order chosen for computer standards instead of "hija'" ?
> ----thanks, Elaine
> ARABIC SCRIPT LANGUAGES
> JAN 15, 2001
> 1. TODAY (languages now written in Arabic)
> Arabic and: Afrikaans, Azeri--Iran, Balti, Baluchi, Brahui, Chewa,
> Dagomba, Dari, Farsi, Fula (Fulfulde, Pulaar), Harari, Hausa-Islamic
> literature, Jarma, Kabyle (Berber), Kanuri--Cameroon, Karaite,
> Kashmiri, Kituba, Koli, Kurdi (Sorani), Lahnda, Lingala, Luganda,
> Luri, Makua, Malinke, Malay--Brunei, Mazanderani, Moplah,
> Oromo--Islamic literature, Panjabi--Pakistan, Pashto, Shilha
> (Berber), Shona, Sindhi, Siraiki, Songhai, Swahili--Islamic
> literature, Tamasheq (Berber), Tamazight (Berber), Tarifit (Rifian),
> Tausug (Sulu), Tigre--Islamic literature, Urdu, Uyghur, West
> Circassian-Turkey, Wolof, Yakan, Zanugha.
> 2. YESTERDAY (languages formerly in Arabic)
> Achinese, Adyghe, Albanian, Avar, Bashkir, Chechen, Dargwa, Ingush,
> Japanese, Kaitak, Karakalpak, Kazakh, Khwarezmian, Kubachi, Kumyk,
> Kurmanji, Kyrgyz, Lak, Lezgian, Malagasy, Maltese, Minangkabau,
> Ottoman Turkish, Serbo-Croatian, Somali, Spanish, Sundanese, Tajik,
> Tatar, Turkmen, Uzbek, Volga Bulgarian, Western Cham, Yoruba.
> 3. UNCERTAIN STATUS (minority languages that may be written in Arabic)
> Bakhtiari, Bhatneri, Burushaski, Dameli, Deghani, Dhatki, Domari,
> Gawar-Bati, Gilaki, Gujari, Hindko, Isneq, Kalami, Kami, Khowar,
> Koti, Kumzari, Maranao, Marwari, Ormani, Pashai, Qashqai, Samal,
> Shina, Takestani, Tingian, Waigoli, Wanai
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