|Cyrillic letter Kha|
|Derived from:||Greek letter Chi (Χ χ)|
|The Cyrillic script|
Kha or Ha (Х х; italics: Х х) is a letter of the Cyrillic script. It looks the same as the Latin letter X (X x X x), in both uppercase and lowercase, both roman and italic forms, and was derived from the Greek letter Chi, which also bears a resemblance to both the Latin X and Kha.
It commonly represents the voiceless velar fricative /x/, similar to the correct pronunciation of ⟨ch⟩ in “loch”.
Kha is romanised as ⟨kh⟩ for Russian, Ukrainian, Mongolian, and Tajik, and as ⟨ch⟩ for Belarusian, while being romanised as ⟨h⟩ for Serbo-Croatian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, and Kazakh. It is also romanised as ⟨j⟩ for Spanish.
The Cyrillic letter Kha was derived from the Greek letter Chi (Χ χ).
The name of Kha in the Early Cyrillic alphabet was хѣръ (xěrŭ).
In the Cyrillic numeral system, Kha had a value of 600.
Kha is the twenty-third letter of the Russian alphabet. It represents the voiceless velar fricative /x/ unless it is before a palatalizing vowel, when it represents /xʲ/.
Kha represents the voiceless uvular fricative /χ/ in Ossetian. The digraph ⟨хъ⟩ represents the voiceless uvular plosive /q/.
Kha is also an alternative transliteration of the letter خ Ḫāʼ in the Arabic alphabet. This was used in Belarusian Arabic script, corresponding to the above Cyrillic letter.
|Unicode name||CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER HA||CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER HA|
|UTF-8||208 165||D0 A5||209 133||D1 85|
|Numeric character reference||Х
|Named character reference||Х||х|
|KOI8-R and KOI8-U||232||E8||200||C8|
|Code page 855||182||B6||181||B5|
|Code page 866||149||95||229||E5|