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"Hindu-Arabic numerals, set of 10 symbols" - Encyclopedia Britannica

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Submitted by Robert (United States), Oct 19, 2018 at 14:56

Dear dhimmi no more,

Unlike you, I don't do original research.
It's not clear at all how you replace the Hindus
with the apparent "Syriac" people
from which Arabs allegedly "plagiarized."

My Caps is merely my idiosyncratic way of placing emphasis.

Here's my source for the historical current view in the West
that it was India (Hindu people) from which we got our Ten(10) Digits, which you seem to deny
(I suspect your position is that the Syriac people weren't Arabs), which isn't directly relevant as to their ultimate Hindu - not Arab - origin):

"Hindu-Arabic numerals, set of 10 symbols—1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 0—that represent numbers in the decimal number system. They originated in India in the 6th or 7th century and were introduced to Europe through the writings of Middle Eastern mathematicians, especially al-Khwarizmi and al-Kindi, about the 12th century. They represented a profound break with previous methods of counting, such as the abacus, and paved the way for the development of algebra."

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Hindu-Arabic-numerals

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