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The Real Meaning of The Arabic Inscription on The Nigerian Naira Notes

uniquehaywhy
By uniquehaywhy | self meida writer
Published 7 days ago - 9931 views

You must have noticed the Arabic inscription written on the Nigerian naira notes conspicuously and wonder how they come and why.

The Arabic inscription is not pure Arabic but is called Ajami. These inscriptions are found on the notes N5, N10, N20, N50, N100, N200, N500, and N1000.

The writing, though, is not Arabic; it's Ajami. The way the Hausa language was written long before it was Latinized is Ajami, written with Arabic letters. It was positioned on the Naira to encourage the uneducated Hausa market to recognize any value on the Naira by men and women who could read Ajami.

Ajami is an Arabic writing style in the Hausa language and was used in the Naira notes to make the business transaction and financial transaction simpler for non-western educated northerners who could read Ajami and understand and distinguish each Nayra notes.

The inscription in the case of N500 means - Naira Dari Biyar - Five hundred Naira. P. S. Ajam is an Arabic term that today refers to someone whose mother tongue is not Arabic, meaning mute.

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