Angrezi (انگریزی)

Angrezi is a method of writing English using the Arabic script devised by Adnaan Mahmood. It is designed so that each sound of English is represented by one letter, and to be a standardised way for transcribing English in the Arabic script. Adnaan also thought that if the large population of English speaking Muslims want to write English in the Arabic script they could do so by using this version of the alphabet which includes vowels for easy reading and comprehension.

The name of the alphabet comes from the Urdu name for English, انگریزی (angrezi).

Angrezi alphabet

Angrezi alphabet

Sample text in Angrezi

ؤل ھیومٲن بئيێݨز آر بؤرن فرئ اند ئکۋۆل ێن دێگنتئ اند رايتس، ذې آر ێنداۋد ۋێذ رئزن اند کۉنشنتس اند شۆد اکت تۋؤردس ۋۉن انۆذأر ێن أ سپێرێت ۉڤ برۆذأرهۆد


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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