Abkhaz – ALA-LC transliteration system

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Abkhaz virtual keyboard

The Abkhaz virtual keyboard allows you to enter characters with a click of your mouse. There’s no need to change your keyboard layout anymore. The transliteration of each supported character is displayed on the right side of the character. You can then directly transliterate your text from one script to the other according to the selected transliteration system.

Language overview

Abkhaz (аҧсуа бызшәа) belongs to the Abazgi group of the Northwest Caucasian languages family. Official language in the Republic of Abkhazia, located in northwestern Georgia, alongside Russian, it counts about 110,000 speakers. The Abkhaz language is written in a variation of the Cyrillic script since 1954 that counts 62 letters, including the digraphs.

Transliteration system: ALA-LC

ALA-LC is a set of standards for the romanization, or representation of texts in other writing systems using the Latin alphabet. This label includes the initials of the American Library Association (ALA) and the Library of Congress (LC). This system is used to represent bibliographic names by North American libraries and the British Library, as well as in publications throughout the English-speaking world.

Other transliteration systems for Abkhaz

The other currently supported transliteration systems for Abkhaz are: BGN/PCGN, ISO 9, and TITUS.


Parlons abkhaze : Une langue du Caucase Parlons abkhaze : Une langue du Caucase
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Other supported languages

The other supported languages are: Adyghe, Altai, Armenian (eastern, classical), Armenian (western), Azerbaijani (Azeri), Bashkir, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Carrier, Cherokee, Chuvash, Erzya, Georgian, Greek, Ingush, Inuktitut, Japanese, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Moldovan, Old Church Slavonic, Ossetian, Russian, Serbian, Tamazight, Tigrinya, Udmurt, Ukrainian, Vai, and Yakut.