Cham Cyrillic (Акьар чам кирил)

Cham Cyrillic is a way to use the Cyrillic alphabet to write Cham, a Malayo-Polynesian language spoken mainly in Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand. It was invented by Tom Mai in the middle of 2019 because quite a few Russian tourists visit parts of Thailand where Cham is spoken.

Cham Cyrillic

Cham Cyrillic

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Sample text in Cham Cyrillic

  1. Дахлаўҥ ди дихrай, П́О ЛИНГИК паџјъҥ лиҥик шаўҥ баўх таных.
  2. П́О ЛИНГИК паџјъҥ баўх таных шаўҥ аиа, мин oх ху чък, oх ху патув, oх ху кајъў, даўк лит-тапин, шуп-палуп. Блаўх биҥук-јава П́О ЛИНГИК наў ҥаўк далах аиа.
  3. П́О ЛИНГИК ндoм лач: "Ита паџиъҥ хадах-даи". Мблаўх ху хадак.
  4. П́О ЛИНГИК мбoх тrук хадах нан шиам.
  5. П́О ных хадах табиак тrук ди шуп, џиъҥ ху тук хадах нан хаrъй тхандаўм шуп нан матам. П́О ҥаўк абих тrук нан xалам ша хаrъй мин нан хаrъй ша.

Transliteration (Cham alphabet)

Sample text in Cham (Genesis 1: 1-5)

Transliteration (Latin alphabet)

  1. Dahlaong di dihrai, PPO LINGIK pajieng lingik saong baoh tanâh.
  2. PPO LINGIK pajieng baoh tanâh saong aia, min oh hu cek, oh hu patuw, oh hu kayau, daok lit-tapin, xup-palup. Blaoh binguk-yawa PPO LINGIK nao ngaok dalah aia.
  3. PPO LINGIK ndom lac: "Ita pajieng hadah-dai". Mblaoh hu hadak.
  4. PPO LINGIK mboh truk hadah nan siam.
  5. PPO nâh hadah tabiak truk di xup, jieng hu tuk hadah nan harei thandaom xup nan matam. PPO ngaok abih truk nan xalam sa harei min nan harei sa.


  1. In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
  2. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
  3. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
  4. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
  5. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

Genesis 1: 1-5. Source: Bible Gateway

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