Adyghe – ISO 9 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: ISO 9

The international standard ISO 9 establishes a system for the transliteration into Latin characters of Cyrillic characters constituting the alphabets of many Slavic and some non-Slavic languages. This system is univocal, as one character is represented by one equivalent character (by the use of diacritics), which represents the original spelling and allows for reverse transliteration (or retroconversion). The first versions of the standard were based on the scholarly system, but the latest version, ISO:1995, emphasizes the unambiguity of the transliteration instead of the phonemic representation.

Other transliteration systems for Adyghe

The other currently supported transliteration systems for Adyghe are: ALA-LC, 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.