- Kyrgyz alphabet
The Kyrgyz alphabets are the alphabets used to write the
Kirghiz language. The Kyrgyz language uses the following alphabets:
Cyrillic alphabetis officially used in the Republic of Kyrgyzstan
Arabic alphabetis officially used in People's Republic of Chinain the Kyzylsu Kyrgyz Autonomous Prefectureand the Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefectureof the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.
The Arabic alphabet was traditionally used to write Kyrgyz before the introduction of the first Latin-based scripts in 1927. Today a modified Arabic alphabet is used in China. The
Uniform Turkic Alphabetwas used in the USSR in the 1930s till its replacement by a Cyrillic script. The Kyrgyz Cyrillic alphabet is the alphabet used in Kyrgyzstan. It contains 36 letters: 33 from the Russian alphabet with 3 additional letters for sounds of the Kirghiz language: Ң, Ү, Ө.
Below is a Correspondence chart showing both the Arabic alphabet used in
Xinjiang, and the Cyrillic alphabet used in Kyrgyzstan.
Romanization of Kyrgyz
* [http://www.omniglot.com/writing/kirghiz.htm Kirghiz language, alphabet, and pronunciation]
* [http://kyrgyz.lugovsa.net/script.htm Грамматический справочник - Письменность]
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