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What languages are read from right to left?

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2011-09-13 10:36:35
2011-09-13 10:36:35
AnswerBoth Arabic and Hebrew, and the non-Semitic languages using the Arabic or the Hebrew alphabet, such as Persian and Yiddish, are written from right to left (except for their numbers!). Urdu which is also derived from Arabic and Persian language and ancient indo - aryan language binti is written from right to left. Ancient Egyptian, Etruscan, Greek and the oldest Latin could be written in both directions.

Also Chinese and Japanese can be written right to left (also written from top to bottom, vertically).

Korean is NOT written from right to left

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