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Aramaic to Arabic Transliteration

Posted by: Sepehr Mohamadi in: ● November 22, 2008

As I have seen that, there is  a big demand on reading Aramaic Peshitta Bible or other Syrian resources for Arabic and Persian speaking people, I am suggesting a table for Transliterating Aramain-Syrian letters in Arabic or Persian Letters.

The following table is my proposition as the Aramaic to Arabic Transliteration

Also a PDF Version of this Translitration is available.

Please see the following as a sample:

Luke 11:47
Original Aramaic Text: ܘܝ ܠܟܘܢ ܕܒܢܝܢ ܐܢܬܘܢ ܩܒܪܐ ܕܢܒܝܐ ܕܐܒܗܝܟܘܢ ܩܛܠܘ ܐܢܘܢ
Transliterated Text: وي لكون دبنين انتون قبرا دنبيا دابهيكون قطلو انون
Arabic Van Dyck Translation: ويل لكم لانكم تبنون قبور الانبياء وآباؤكم قتلوهم

You can find the complete Peshitta New Testament Transliterated to Arabic Here.

Please let me know any feedback that you may have.

Sepehr Mohamadi


7 Comments to "Aramaic to Arabic Transliteration"

1 | A

23 November 2008 2:51 pm


Hope to learn it since it is the father language of Arabic and Hebrew.

2 | nasser

25 April 2011 12:50 am

Mr. Mohamadi,

The transliteration is a very clever idea. Anyone that speaks or knows arabic can get an excellent idea/feeling of the aramaic language by reading the transliteration. This transliteration available on your website is an excellent resource for comparing translations also. I highly commend you for your work and your decision to post this material on the web. Much obliged and many thanks!

3 | Ali

19 April 2013 2:25 pm

Wow! That’s a great idea! Making the three thousands old culture and literature of the Middle East accessible to all modern peoples of the region. The implications will be profound. Keep up the good job.

4 | Rudolf

21 September 2013 2:18 am

Mr Mohamadi, it is a great job!
But would you write the Arabic transliteration in full vowel marking? thank you

5 | Sepehr Mohamadi

25 January 2015 12:56 pm

I don’t plan to do that yet!
Maybe in the future.

6 | Nada

7 October 2020 2:56 am

Thanks thats awesome ! ! Very curious if you used specific sources to come to this conclusion, if so could you share them? Thanks again for sharing the transliteration!

7 | Nada

7 October 2020 2:16 pm

Do you think/know if the Hebrew letter meanings correspond with Aramiac/Arabic letter meanings? Especially Hebrew and Aramaic seem so similar, am far from being an expert though 🙂

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