Bashkir – ISO 9 transliteration system

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Bashkir virtual keyboard

The Bashkir 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 Bashkir language (Башкортса, or Bašqort) is an Altaic language from the Turkic group. It is spoken by the Bachkir people, mostly in the Republic of Bashkortostan (previously Bashkiria), but also in the neighboring republics of Tatarstan and Udmurtia. Bashkir counts about 1.45 million speakers and is written in the Cyrillic alphabet.

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 system for Bashkir

The other currently supported transliteration system for Bashkir is ALA-LC.


Bashkir Manual Bashkir Manual
by , editors Routledge (1997)

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Other supported languages

The other supported languages are: Abkhaz, Adyghe, Altai, Armenian (eastern, classical), Armenian (western), Azerbaijani (Azeri), 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.