Kyrgyz – BGN/PCGN transliteration system

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Kyrgyz virtual keyboard

The Kyrgyz 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

Kyrgyz (Кыргызча, قىرعىز تئلى, Qırğızça), also spelled Kirghiz, Kirgiz, or Qirghiz, belongs to the Turkic languages family, and more precisely to the Kipchak branch (with Kazakh, Tatar, and Bashkir, among others). Official language of Kyrgyzstan, it is also a minority language in the Kizilsu Kyrgyz Autonomous Prefecture in Xinjiang, China (where it is written with an Arabic alphabet), and in the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province of Tajikistan, the Kyrgyz language counts about 4.3 milions speakers. The Kyrgyz Cyrillic alphabet contains three characters not present in the Russian alphabet: Ң , Ө, and Y.

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.

Other transliteration systems for Kyrgyz

The other currently supported transliteration systems for Kyrgyz are: ALA-LC, ISO 9, and PAU.


Kyrgyz for Beginners: A Comprehensive Self-Study Course Kyrgyz for Beginners: A Comprehensive Self-Study Course
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Kyrgyz vocabulary Kyrgyz vocabulary
by , editors T&P Books Publishing Ltd (2018)

Vocabulario Español-Kirguís Vocabulario Español-Kirguís
by , editors T&P Books Publishing Ltd (2018)

Parlons kirghiz Parlons kirghiz
by , editors L’Harmattan (2004)

En pays kirghize En pays kirghize
by , editors Transboréal (2006)

Vocabulário Português-Quirguiz Vocabulário Português-Quirguiz
by , editors T&P Books Publishing Ltd (2018)

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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, Erzya, Georgian, Greek, Ingush, Inuktitut, Japanese, Kazakh, Macedonian, Moldovan, Old Church Slavonic, Ossetian, Russian, Serbian, Tamazight, Tigrinya, Udmurt, Ukrainian, Vai, and Yakut.