Yakut – BGN/PCGN transliteration system

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Yakut virtual keyboard

The Yakut 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

Yakut (саха тыла, transliterated as saxa tıla), also known as Yakutian, Sakha, Saqa or Saxa, belongs to the Siberian branch of the Turkic languages family. Co-oficial language alongside Russian in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), located in the easternmost part of Asia, the Yakut language counts about 450,000 speakers. It is written in its present Cyrillic orthography since 1939, using the Russian characters, plus five additional letters: Ҕҕ, Ҥҥ, Өө, Һһ, and Үү.

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.

Specific rules

  • Е/e should be romanized Ye/ye word-initially, and after vowels. It should be romanized E/e in all other instances.
  • Ë/ё should be romanized / word-initially, and after vowels. It should be romanized Ë/ë in all other instances.


Parlons sakha : Langue et culture iakoutes Parlons sakha : Langue et culture iakoutes
by , editors L’Harmattan (2012)
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Les Guerriers célestes du pays yakoute-saxa Les Guerriers célestes du pays yakoute-saxa
editors Gallimard (1994)
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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, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Moldovan, Old Church Slavonic, Ossetian, Russian, Serbian, Tamazight, Udmurt, Ukrainian, and Vai.