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
Q qR rŘ řS sŞ şT tU u
Û ûÜ 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 AlphabetExampleAbjadCyrillic
A aa in afterاА а
B bb in brotherبБ б
C cj in jogجЩ щ
Ç çch in chatچЧ ч
D dd in doorدД д
E ee in red / u in underەӘ ә
Ê êea in bearێЭ э
F ff in fastفФ ф
G gg in goatگГ г
H hh in hillھҺ һ
I ii in tip / io in stationئЬ ь
Î îee in treeیИ и
J js in measureژЖ ж
K kk in kiteکК к
L ll in lessonلЛ л
Ł łll in the American-English pronunciation of callڵЛ’ л’
M mm in milkمМ м
N nn in noteنН н
Ň ňng in ringنگнг
O oo in formۆO o
P pp in panپП п
Q qq in the Arabic word qamar (قمر)قԚ ԛ
R rr in the Armenian word yerek (երեք)رР р
Ř řrr in the Spanish word zorroڕР’ р’
S ss in sipسС с
Ş şsh in shellشШ ш
T tt in tapتТ т
U uu in the Italian word tuوӦ ӧ
Û ûu in the Spanish word tortugaووУ у
Ü üü in the German word überۊ‎——–
V vv in vestڤВ в
W ww in waterوԜ ԝ
X xch in the German word buchخХ х
Y yy in yogurtیЙ й
Z zz in zebraزЗ з

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.

Kurdish Writing

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