The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing

Indexing Arabic names: the basics

The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing (2021), 39, (1), 71–83.

Abstract

Some of the rules for indexing Arabic names are different for premodern and modern names, while other rules hold for both premodern and modern. This article helps the indexer to recognize those names that cannot be split, and to recognize honorifics, titles and, in premodern names, certain types of nisbas (descriptors) that should not be used as the entry point. Indexers should follow the author’s lead in finding the entry point for premodern names. Rules for inverting modern names and tips for correct sorting are also given.

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Mischler, Ælfwine