A blended script • Earth.com

Within the Nabataeans’ borders, they created a rich culture of their own. Among themselves, the people spoke a version of Arabic, but they didn’t write that way. Their script, in fact, reflects a blend of Aramaic and Arabic words and forms. And, when they met with other ethnic groups in the area, they could communicate in Aramaic. The tribe also conducted its politics in this language. Photo Credit: Jastrow / Wikimedia Commons 

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