Category Archives: Numbers

Thanna — 1700 AD, Maldives

Thaana, used in the island chain of the Maldives off of the Indian coast, is one of the very very few alphabetic or abugida writing systems whose glyphs (apparently) are not ultimately derived from Proto-Sinaitic.  Like most blanket statements on … Continue reading

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Zero — various times, various places

When I was a little girl, I thought the concept of zero had always been with humans, sort of like food and pain and sky.  When I got a bit older, I learned that zero had been discovered/invented rather recently … Continue reading

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