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Islamic languages

Welcome - Merhaba - أهلا وسهلا - Hoşgeldiniz - خوش آمدید ! This guide focuses on useful sources for the study of the Arabic, Persian, Turkish and Urdu Languages taught at the McGill Institute of Islamic Studies.

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Romanization & transliteration

To search the Library catalogue, use the Library of Congress romanization tables  for ArabicOttoman TurkishPersian  and Urdu.

For other ALA-LC romanization Tables click here.

Anoother common romanization styles are that of the International Journal of Middle East Studies (IJMES) and the Iranian Studies scheme.

Two suggested fonts for the romanization/transliteration:

  1. Unicode fonts
  2. New Times Arabic

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This guide was created and populated in collaboration with Dr. Eliza Tasbihi, Specialized Cataloging Editor, Islamic Manuscripts, Dr. Charles Fletcher, Head Library Clerk, Islamic Studies Library and Ghazaleh Ghanavizchian, Senior Library Clerk, Islamic Studies Library.

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