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Alphabet and Character Frequency: Hindi (हिन्दी)

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

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Letter Frequencies of the language Hindi

Below you can see a table showing the frequencies of letters, as they occur in the Hindi language. This list was created with the character counter, which is integrated in the WordCreator. Basis of this list was a Hindi text with 978,430 characters (238,604 words), 736,216 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 ा, क and े are the most frequent letters in the Hindi language.

LetterFrequency
0.30 %
3.44 %
0.01 %
1.01 %
0.66 %
0.31 %
0.20 %
0.78 %
0.05 %
< 0.01 %
1.34 %
0.03 %
0.03 %
0.10 %
0.94 %
7.14 %
0.70 %
1.31 %
0.20 %
1.16 %
0.45 %
1.39 %
0.19 %
0.01 %
0.57 %
0.17 %
0.75 %
0.09 %
0.13 %
2.89 %
1.15 %
1.68 %
0.36 %
3.48 %
2.66 %
0.35 %
1.78 %
0.67 %
3.28 %
2.20 %
5.91 %
2.45 %
1.62 %
0.76 %
0.27 %
3.78 %
4.82 %
0.67 %
8.22 %
ि3.20 %
3.47 %
1.45 %
0.81 %
0.10 %
< 0.01 %
6.85 %
1.96 %
0.10 %
2.21 %
0.15 %
3.02 %
LetterFrequency
8.22 %
7.14 %
6.85 %
5.91 %
4.82 %
3.78 %
3.48 %
3.47 %
3.44 %
3.28 %
ि3.20 %
3.02 %
2.89 %
2.66 %
2.45 %
2.21 %
2.20 %
1.96 %
1.78 %
1.68 %
1.62 %
1.45 %
1.39 %
1.34 %
1.31 %
1.16 %
1.15 %
1.01 %
0.94 %
0.81 %
0.78 %
0.76 %
0.75 %
0.70 %
0.67 %
0.67 %
0.66 %
0.57 %
0.45 %
0.36 %
0.35 %
0.31 %
0.30 %
0.27 %
0.20 %
0.20 %
0.19 %
0.17 %
0.15 %
0.13 %
0.10 %
0.10 %
0.10 %
0.09 %
0.05 %
0.03 %
0.03 %
0.01 %
0.01 %
< 0.01 %
< 0.01 %
 

Lists of Hindi syllable frequencies can be found here.

Usage Note

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The Hindi Alphabet

In the following two tables, you can see the letters from Hindi. The vowels are listed in the first table. In the first two colums, you can see how the letters look like when they appear alone or in combination with another letter. After that, it is shown how to pronounce the letters and which Latin letter is used if a Hindi text is transferred to the Latin alphabet (inscription, transcription, transliteration). The shown transcriptions can be done automatically with the software Text Converter. Further information, you can read on the page transcriptions and transliterations.

AloneCombinedPhoneticPronunciationTranscription
shortshort EA
longlong AĀ
िshortshort II
longlong IĪ
shortshort UU
longlong UŪ
shortvowelized RŔ
longlong EE
longlong ÄAI
longlong OO
longlong OAU

In the second table, you can see an overview of the Hindi consonants. Again, the appearance of the letter, the phonetics, the pronunciation and the transcription is indicated.

LetterPhoneticPronunciationTranscription
labialBB
labialBHBH
dentalDD
retroflexD
dentalDHDH
retroflexDHḌH
gutturalGG
gutturalGHGH
gutturalHH
palatalJJ
palatalJJH
palatalJY
gutturalKK
gutturalKHKH
labialMM
dentalNN
palatalNÑ
retroflexN
gutturalN
dentalLL
labialPP
labialPHPH
retroflexRR
dentalSS
retroflexSCH
palatalSCHŚ
palatalTSCHC
palatalTSCHCH
dentalTT
retroflexT
dentalTTH
retroflexTṬH
labialWV

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

Convert Hindi to Latin

To rewrite a text consisting of Hindi 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.