Compiled by the UNGEGN Working Group on Romanization Systems
Version 2.2, January 2003


No romanization systems for Kirghiz (Kyrgyz) have been put forward at the United Nations conferences on the standardization of geographical names or at sessions of the United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names. No information has been received on whether there exist any national systems of romanization in Kyrgyzstan.

Systems of romanization

The BGN/PCGN 1979 System gives the following romanization:

1 А а a
2 Б б b
3 В в v
4 Г г g
5 Д д d
6 Е е e
7 Ё ё yo
8 Ж ж j
9 З з z
10 И и i
11 Й й y
12 К к k
13 Л л l
14 М м m
15 Н н n
16 Ң ң ng
17 О о o
18 Ө ө ö
19 П п p
20 Р р r
21 С с s
22 Т т t
23 У у u
24 Ү ү ü
25 Ф ф f
26 Х х kh
27 Ц ц ts
28 Ч ч ch
29 Ш ш sh
30 Щ щ shch
31 Ъ ъ "
32 Ы ы y
33 Ь ь
34 Э э e
35 Ю ю yu
36 Я я ya

The transliteration standard ISO 9:1995 gives, as a single block, different Roman equivalents to the following Kirghiz characters (the BGN/PCGN equivalents are in parentheses):

ё (yo) ë
ж (j) ž
й (y) j
ң (ng) ņ
ө (ö) ô
ү (ü) ù
х (kh) h
ц (ts) c
ч (ch) č
ш (sh) š
щ (shch) ŝ
э (e) è
ю (yu) û
я (ya) â