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Alphabet and Character Frequency: Latin (Latina)

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

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Letter Frequencies of the language Latin

Below you can see a table showing the frequencies of letters, as they occur in the Latin language. This list was created with the character counter, which is integrated in the WordCreator. Basis of this list was a Latin text with 2,059,595 characters (285,103 words), 1,714,821 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 I, E and A are the most frequent letters in the Latin language.

LetterFrequency
A8.89 %
B1.58 %
C3.99 %
D2.77 %
E11.38 %
F0.93 %
G1.21 %
H0.69 %
I11.44 %
K< 0.01 %
L3.15 %
M5.38 %
N6.28 %
O5.40 %
P3.03 %
Q1.51 %
R6.67 %
S7.60 %
T8.00 %
U8.46 %
V0.96 %
X0.60 %
Y0.07 %
Z0.01 %
LetterFrequency
I11.44 %
E11.38 %
A8.89 %
U8.46 %
T8.00 %
S7.60 %
R6.67 %
N6.28 %
O5.40 %
M5.38 %
C3.99 %
L3.15 %
P3.03 %
D2.77 %
B1.58 %
Q1.51 %
G1.21 %
V0.96 %
F0.93 %
H0.69 %
X0.60 %
Y0.07 %
Z0.01 %
K< 0.01 %
 

Lists of Latin syllable frequencies can be found here.

Usage Note

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The traditional Latin Alphabet

In this table you can see all letters which are used in the traditional Roman-Latin alphabet. The headings of each column indicate in bold all basic letters of the modern Latin alphabet. Thereunder you can see the letters from the modern Latin Alphabet which can be found in the traditional Latin alphabet.

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
ABCDEFGHI (K)LMNOPQRSTUV X(Y)(Z)

In the traditional Latin Alphabet not all of the 26 basic letters from the modern Latin Alphabet were used. The letters J, W and U (respectively the distinction between I and J, U and V as well as W and VV) were added to the Latin alphabet at the Middle Ages. Nevertheless, in the frequency table, the letter U occurs because it is used in today’s Latin texts instead of the V used at that time.

The letters K, Y and Z are part of the Latin alphabet, but are only found in loanwords. The letter K is extremely rare (0.001283% in our sample) because it was often replaced with C in loanwords. An exception is the word "kalendae", for example.