муаллиф: author

Муаллифи ин китоб кист?
Who is the author of this book?
Муаллим дар бораи муаллифи китоб маълумот медиҳад.
The teacher gives information about the author of the book.

You can tell that this word is Arabic in origin because of the pattern of letters – муа??и?, where the ?? is a double consonant. Other examples would be муаллим, муаззин, муассис.
Other related words are таълиф: writing (noun), and алиф which is the first letter of the Tajik Arabic alphabet.

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