Georgian – BGN/PCGN transliteration system
Georgian virtual keyboard
The Georgian 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.
Georgian (ქართული, transliterated in Kartuli) belongs to the Kartvelian languages family, a language family indigenous to the Caucasus. Official language of Georgia, it counts about 3.7 million speakers. The Georgian language is written in a 33-letter alphabet called mkhedruli.
Transliteration system: BGN/PCGN
The BGN/BGCN is a virtual committee formed by the United States Board on Geographic Names (BGN), which is a United States federal body, and the Permanent Committee on Geographical Names (PCGN), an independent inter-departmental body for the use of the British government. Both are aimed at establishing and maintaining uniform usage of geographic names, and their standards have been agreed upon by both party as a joint adoption.
This romanization system corresponds to that devised in 2002 by the State Department of Geodesy and Cartography of Georgia and the Institute of Linguistics of the Georgian Academy of Sciences, and approved by Presidential Decree 109 of 24 February 2011. It represents the Mkhedruli alphabet, as presently used in Georgia. This system was adopted by BGN and PCGN in 2009, superseding the BGN/PCGN system of 1981.
- As the Georgian alphabet does not present any distinction between lower and upper case, the first letter of the first word of each sentence is artificially rendered as a capital letter when transliterated in Latin alphabet.
Other transliteration systems for Georgian
by Patricia Hall, editors CreateSpace (2013)
Georgian-English/English-Georgian Dictionary & Phrasebook
by Nicholas Awde, Thea Khitarishvili,
by Dodona Kiziria, editors Hippocrene Books (2009)
Georgian: A Reading Grammar
by Howard I. Aronson, editors Slavica Pub (1990)
Parlons géorgien, une langue méconnue
by Irène Assatiani, editors L’Harmattan (1997)
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Other supported languages
The other supported languages are: Abkhaz, Adyghe, Altai, Armenian (eastern, classical), Armenian (western), Azerbaijani (Azeri), Bashkir, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Carrier, Cherokee, Chuvash, Greek, Ingush, Inuktitut, Japanese, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Moldovan, Old Church Slavonic, Ossetian, Russian, Serbian, Tamazight, Udmurt, Ukrainian, Vai, and Yakut.