Gagauz alphabet

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The modern Gagauz alphabet, used for the Gagauz language, is a 32-letter Latin alphabet modelled on the Turkish alphabet.

Previously, Gagauz used the Greek and until 1996[1][2] the Cyrillic script.


In their standard order, the letters of the Gagauz alphabet are:

A, Ä, B, C, Ç, D, E, Ê, F, G, H, I, İ, J, K, L, M, N, O, Ö, P, R, S, Ş, T, Ţ, U, Ü, V, Y, Z.

Note that dotted and dotless I are separate letters, each with its own uppercase and lowercase form. I is the capital form of ı, and İ is the capital form of i. The Gagauz alphabet has no q, w or x. Instead, those characters are transliterated into Gagauz as k, v and ks.


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