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Alphabet and Character Frequency: Greek (Ελληνικά)

On this page you will find tables containing the frequencies of letters in the Greek language as well as information on the Greek alphabet (the letters used in the Greek language).

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Letter Frequencies of the language Greek

Below you can see a table showing the frequencies of letters, as they occur in the Greek language. This list was created with the character counter, which is integrated in the WordCreator. Basis of this list was a Greek text with 1,442,382 characters (235,614 words), 1,161,745 characters were used for the counting. The text consists of a good mix of different literary genres. Of course, if another text was used as a basis, the result would be slightly different.

The first list is sorted alphabetically according to the letters, the second list by the frequencies of the letters. Accordingly, the letters Α, Τ and Ε are the most frequent letters in the Greek language.

LetterFrequency
Ά2.33 %
Α10.75 %
Β0.74 %
Γ1.62 %
Δ1.55 %
Ε7.37 %
Έ2.11 %
Ζ0.33 %
Η3.25 %
Ή1.53 %
Θ1.16 %
Ι6.70 %
Ί2.48 %
Κ3.66 %
Λ2.54 %
Μ3.55 %
Ν6.17 %
Ξ0.42 %
Ο7.15 %
Ό2.33 %
Π3.95 %
Ρ4.12 %
Σ6.67 %
Τ7.89 %
Υ2.94 %
Ύ1.02 %
Φ0.72 %
Χ1.26 %
Ψ0.15 %
Ω1.16 %
Ώ0.58 %
LetterFrequency
Α10.75 %
Τ7.89 %
Ε7.37 %
Ο7.15 %
Ι6.70 %
Σ6.67 %
Ν6.17 %
Ρ4.12 %
Π3.95 %
Κ3.66 %
Μ3.55 %
Η3.25 %
Υ2.94 %
Λ2.54 %
Ί2.48 %
Ά2.33 %
Ό2.33 %
Έ2.11 %
Γ1.62 %
Δ1.55 %
Ή1.53 %
Χ1.26 %
Ω1.16 %
Θ1.16 %
Ύ1.02 %
Β0.74 %
Φ0.72 %
Ώ0.58 %
Ξ0.42 %
Ζ0.33 %
Ψ0.15 %
 

Lists of Greek syllable frequencies can be found here.

Usage Note

The list may only be used together with the internet adress sttmedia.com and the prior consent of Stefan Trost (contact). If you need additional lists, for example in a different sorting or on the basis of another source, we can provide this list for only five euros. Simply write to us.

The Greek Alphabet

In the next table you can see the letters from the Greek alphabet, in which the Greek language is written since the 9th century before Christ. In a sense, Greek was the first alphabetical language and among others, the Latin and the Cyrillic alphabet are descended from it. In the left column of the table, you can see the capitel letters, in the next columns there are the lower case letters and the names of the letters. The column "Pronunciation" shows how the letters are pronounced and the column "Transcription" shows which latin letter corresponds to the Greek letters when transcripting Greek to Latin (phonetic notation). The shown transcription can be done with the software Text Converter automatically. Further information, you can find on the page Transcriptions.

UppercaseLowercaseNamePronunciationTranscription
ΑαAlphaΑ, AHΑ
ΒβBetaBB
ΓγGammaGG
ΔδDeltaDD
ΕεEpsilonshort EE
ΖζZetaDS, SZ
ΗηEtaÄHĒ
ΘθThetaTHTH
ΙιIotaI, IHI
ΚκKappaKK
ΛλLambdaLL
ΜμMyMM
ΝνNyNN
ΞξXiKSX
ΟοOmikronOO
ΠπPiPP
ΡρRhoRR(H)
ΣσSigmaSS
ΤτTauTT
ΥυYpsilonÜ
ΦφPhiPHPH
ΧχChiCH, KHCH
ΨψPsiPSPS
ΩωOmegaOHŌ

The Greek alphabet contains of 24 letters. Every single letter exists as capital letter and as lower case letter.

If you want to learn the Greek alphabet, you can use the AnswerCoach. More information, you can read on this page.

Remarks

¹ After α, ε and ο instead of Y, U is used, so that AU, EU and OU is the result.

Convert Greek to Latin

To rewrite a text consisting of Greek letters to Latin letters (or vice versa), you can use the software Text Converter. By default, this program supports all the transcriptions shown here, so you can do the conversion immediately with just one click. See the transcriptions page for more information and instructions for the transcription.