From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Shahmukhi is a set of letters used to write the Punjabi language by Panjabi speakers in Pakistan. It is written from right to left.

The Shahmukhi script is based on the Perso-Arabic script which is used to write Urdu. Shahmukhi can be called an alphabet; it is really an abjad. An abjad is a script that has letters to represent consonants with vowels. Of course, Shahmukhi, and other scripts relating to it, are impure abjads. This means that there are ways to represent vowels in the writing but they are used in a very bare method.

There are 38 letters in the Shahmukhi abjad.