Latin alphabet

The Latin alphabet or Roman alphabet is the collection of letters originally used by the ancient Romans to write the Latin language and its extensions used to write modern languages.

Script type
Time period
c.700 BCpresent
Official script
131 sovereign states

Co-official script in:

12 sovereign states and 1 supranational organization
Related scripts
Parent systems
Child systems
Numerous Latin alphabets; also more divergent derivations such as Osage
Sister systems
ISO 15924
ISO 15924Latn, , Latin
Unicode alias
See Latin characters in Unicode
 This article contains phonetic transcriptions in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). For an introductory guide on IPA symbols, see Help:IPA. For the distinction between [ ], / / and  , see IPA § Brackets and transcription delimiters.