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Romanization of Kyrgyz

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Romanization of Kyrgyz

The Kyrgyz language language is written in the Kyrgyz alphabet, a modification of Cyrillic. There is not one commonly accepted system of romanization of Kyrgyz, i.e. a rendering of Kyrgyz in the Latin alphabet. Some Kyrgyz romanization systems are given below:

а a a a
б b b b
в v v v
г g g g
д d d d
е e e e
ё ë yo ë
ж zh j ž
з z z z
и i i i
й ĭ y j
к k k k
л l l l
м m m m
н n n n
ң n͡g ng
о o o o
ө ȯ ö ô
п p p p
р r r r
с s s s
т t t t
у u u u
ү ü ù
ф f f f
х kh kh h
ц t͡s ts c
ч ch ch č
ш sh sh š
щ shch shch ŝ
ъ "
ы y y y
ь '
э ė e è
ю i͡u yu û
я i͡a ya â

Besides these systems, one may encounter different romanizations on e.g. road signs in Kyrgyzstan. For instance, "Чок" may be romanized as "Czoc".


  • Transliteration of Non-Roman Scripts, a collection of writing systems and transliteration tables, by Thomas T. Pedersen. Includes PDF reference charts for many languages’ transliteration systems. Kirghiz.pdf (PDF file)
  • The Working Group on Romanization Systems of the United Nations.

External links

  • Kyrgyz Cyrillic - Latin converter

See also

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