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The Elymaic alphabet is a right-to-left, non-joining abjad.[1] It is derived from the Aramaic alphabet.[2] Elymaic was used in the ancient state of Elymais,[1] which was a semi-independent state of the 2nd century BCE to the early 3rd century CE, frequently a vassal under Parthian control, in the present-day region of Khuzestan, Iran (Susiana).[3]

Elymaic alphabet
LanguagesAchaemenid Aramaic[1]
Parent systems
ISO 15924Elym, 128
Final Accepted Script Proposal


  1. ^ a b c Pandey, Anshuman (2017-10-23). "L2/17226R2: Proposal to encode the Elymaic script in Unicode" (PDF). Working Group Document, ISO/IEC JTC1/SC2/WG2 and UTC. Retrieved 2018-09-15.
  2. ^ Daniels, Peter T.; Bright, William, eds. (1996). The World's Writing Systems. Oxford University Press, Inc. p. 89. ISBN 978-0195079937.
  3. ^ Hansman, John F. "ELYMAIS". Encyclopædia Iranica. Retrieved 2012-12-24.