The Kurdish Alphabet

Kurdish Latin Alphabet

A aB bC cÇ çD dE eÊ ê
F fG gH hI iÎ îJ jK k
L lŁ łM mN nŇ ňO oP p
R rŘ řS sŞ şT tU uÛ û
Ü üV vW wX xY yZ z

The Kurdish Latin Alphabet uses the Latin script. It has been derived from the Kurdish Hawar alphabet.

Example and Conversion Table

Kurdish Latin AlphabetExampleCyrillicAbjad
A aa in afterА аا
B bb in brotherБ бب
C cj in jogЩ щج
Ç çch in chatЧ чچ
D dd in doorД дد
E ee in red / u in underӘ әە
Ê êea in bearЭ эێ
F ff in fastФ фف
G gg in goatГ гگ
H hh in hillҺ һھ
I ii in tip / io in stationЬ ьئ
Î îee in treeИ иی
J js in measureЖ жژ
K kk in kiteК кک
L ll in lessonЛ лل
Ł łll in the American-English pronunciation of callЛ’ л’ڵ
M mm in milkМ мم
N nn in noteН нن
Ň ňng in ringнгنگ
O oo in formO oۆ
P pp in panП пپ
R rr in the Armenian word yerek (երեք)Р рر
Ř řrr in the Spanish word zorroР’ р’ڕ
S ss in sipС сس
Ş şsh in shellШ шش
T tt in tapТ тت
U uu in the Italian word tuӦ ӧو
Û ûu in the Spanish word tortugaУ уوو
Ü üü in the German word über——–ۊ
V vv in vestВ вڤ
W ww in waterԜ ԝو
X xch in the German word buchХ хخ
Y yy in yogurtЙ йی
Z zz in zebraЗ зز

We have removed the letter Q.

The letter Q, along with the sound it represents, is to be revised. Details can be found within the ‘About’ page, ‘Suggestions’ section, ‘Revision of the letter Q’ sub-section.

More information on the Kurdish Latin Alphabet, and the Kurdish Hawar Alphabet that it has been derived from, can be found within the ‘About’ page, ‘Approach’ section, ‘Standardization of the Kurdish alphabet’ sub-section.

Kurdish Writing

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