Arabulga (арабълга / ارابعلغا)

Arabulga is a way to write Bulgarian with the Arabic alphabet devised by Volodymyr Gandzhuk, who is writing a novel set in Bulgaria that features characters of Turkish origin. As Turkish used to be written with the Arabic alphabet, he wondered what Bulgarian would look like written with the Arabic alphabet.

Arabulga alphabet

Arabulga alphabet


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Sample text

وسىچقى حۉرا سه راژدات سوۉبۉدنى ى راونى پۉ دۉستۉينستوۉ ى پراوا. ته سا نادارهنى س رازڨم ى سعوهست ى سلهدوا دا سه ۉتناسيات پۉمهژدڨ سى و دڨح نا براتستوۉ.

Transliteration (Cyrillic)

Всички хора се раждат свободни и равни по достойнство и права. Tе са надарени с разум и съвест и следва да се отнасят помежду си в дух на братство.

Transliteration (Latin)

Vsichki hora se razhdat svobodni i ravni po dostoynstvo i prava. Te sa nadareni s razum i savest i sledva da se otnasyat pomezhdu si v duh na bratstvo.


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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