Hindus Invented Numbers

Contrary to what we are told in school.

It was not the Arabs, but rather the Hindus, who invented the Arabic Numeral System – which should have been named the Hindu Numeral System.


It should be noted that the Arabic numerals were neither invented by nor used by the Arabs. They were developed in India by the Hindus around 600 A.D. Interestingly, these numbers were written “backwards”, thus one hundred twenty three was written 321.