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Arabic Numerals are Invented in India by the Hindus (Circa 400 BCE)

Arabic numerals and their equivalents in the ancient Indian Brahmi. (View Larger)

What we call Arabic numerals were invented in India by the Hindus. Because the Arabs transmitted this system to the West after the Hindu numerical system found its way to Persia, the numeral system became known as Arabic numerals, though Arabs call the numerals they use “Indian numerals”, أرقام هندية, arqam hindiyyah.

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