Adyghe – ALA-LC transliteration system

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Adyghe virtual keyboard

The Adyghe 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

The Adyghe language (адыгaбзэ, adygabze, adəgăbză) belongs to the family of Northwest Caucasian languages. Also known as Adygean, Adygeyan, Adygei or West Circassian, it is mainly spoken in the Republic of Adygea where it is the co-official language alongside with Russian, and counts about 500,000 total speakers.

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 Adyghe

The other currently supported transliteration systems for Adyghe are: ISO 9, and TITUS.


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by , editors L’Harmattan (2009)

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Other supported languages

The other supported languages are: Abkhaz, 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.