Kyrgyz – ISO 9 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: 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 Kyrgyz

The other currently supported transliteration systems for Kyrgyz are: ALA-LC, BGN/PCGN, 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, Udmurt, Ukrainian, Vai, and Yakut.