Are arabic numbers really arabic?

Are arabic numbers really arabic?

Postby radhi » Sun Jan 23, 2011 3:33 am

Are arabic numbers really arabic?
And isn't it time to change the word "arabic"?
radhi
 

Re: Are arabic numbers really arabic?

Postby Guest » Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:38 am

Arabic numbers comes from India.
Europeans learnt them from Arabs and because of that we say that 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 are Arabic
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Re: Are arabic numbers really arabic?

Postby Guest » Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:11 am

radhi,What a nice question not many people think of this and the answer you have received is also awesome and in my opinion many of the people doesn't know about this fact.
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Re: Are arabic numbers really arabic?

Postby leesajohnson » Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:34 am

You have asked a great question because this kind of question can be asked by few people only and you are the one who asked such an interesting question.
Actually, Arabic numbers are based on Hindu- Arabic number system as I have studied about it.
Keep asking such interesting questions. :)

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Re: Are arabic numbers really arabic?

Postby Guest » Tue Jul 20, 2021 3:14 pm

First, the correct word is "numeral", not number. Second, it is correct to say "Arabic-Hindu numerals" rather than just "Arabic numerals" so, no, the term does not need to be changed.
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Re: Are arabic numbers really arabic?

Postby Raiden Mitchell » Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:15 pm

Thank you very much for sharing your information. In history lessons, I remember how we discussed this issue and it interested me very much then.
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