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Alphabet and Character Frequency: Icelandic (Íslenska)

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

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Letter Frequencies of the language Icelandic

Below you can see a table showing the frequencies of letters, as they occur in the Icelandic language. This list was created with the character counter, which is integrated in the WordCreator. Basis of this list was a Icelandic text with 1,857,253 characters (323,562 words), 1,469,704 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 A, R and I are the most frequent letters in the Icelandic language.

LetterFrequency
A10.22 %
Á1.45 %
Æ0.74 %
B1.04 %
D1.90 %
Ð3.96 %
E7.50 %
É0.49 %
F2.73 %
G4.29 %
H2.98 %
I7.53 %
Í1.31 %
J1.01 %
K2.86 %
L4.59 %
M3.50 %
N7.28 %
O2.73 %
Ö0.63 %
Ó0.74 %
P0.81 %
R8.17 %
S5.04 %
T5.42 %
Þ1.56 %
U4.14 %
Ú0.67 %
V2.60 %
X0.10 %
Y0.97 %
Ý0.18 %
LetterFrequency
A10.22 %
R8.17 %
I7.53 %
E7.50 %
N7.28 %
T5.42 %
S5.04 %
L4.59 %
G4.29 %
U4.14 %
Ð3.96 %
M3.50 %
H2.98 %
K2.86 %
F2.73 %
O2.73 %
V2.60 %
D1.90 %
Þ1.56 %
Á1.45 %
Í1.31 %
B1.04 %
J1.01 %
Y0.97 %
P0.81 %
Æ0.74 %
Ó0.74 %
Ú0.67 %
Ö0.63 %
É0.49 %
Ý0.18 %
X0.10 %
 

Lists of Icelandic 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 Icelandic Alphabet

Here you can see all letters that occur in the Icelandic alphabet. The headings of each column are showing all basic letters of the Latin alphabet in bold. In the first row of the table, there are the letters from the Latin alphabet, which are also used in Icelandic. Underneath, all in Icelandic occurring forms derived from the basic Latin letters are listed.

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
AB DEFGHIJKLMNOP RSTUV XY 
Á  ÐÉ   Í     Ö    ÞÚ   Ý 
Æ             Ó           

The Icelandic alphabet knows 32 letters. It contains of 22 basic letters of the Latin alphabet (all letters except C, Q, W and Z) and is supplemented by the 10 letters Á, Æ, Ð, É, Í, Ö, Ó, Þ, Ú and Ý. All vowels and the Y also appear as a variant with accent. In addition there are also the letters Æ / æ (like German EI), Ð / ð (voiced soft English TH), Þ / þ (from the rune alphabet, unvoiced hard English TH) and Ö.