|Cyrillic letter Dzhe|
|The Cyrillic script|
Dzhe or Gea (Gea is pronouced 'Jaya') (Џ џ; italics: Џ џ) is a letter of the Cyrillic script used in Macedonian, Montenegrin and Serbian to represent the voiced postalveolar affricate /dʒ/, like the pronunciation of ⟨j⟩ in “jump”. Sometimes, the name dzherv is used, following the pattern of traditional names such as cherv for ⟨Ч⟩ and djerv or gjerv for ⟨Ђ⟩.
Dzhe corresponds in other Cyrillic alphabets to the digraphs ⟨дж⟩ or ⟨чж⟩, or to the letters Che with descender (Ҷ ҷ), Che with vertical stroke (Ҹ ҹ), Khakassian Che (Ӌ ӌ), Zhe with breve (Ӂ ӂ), Zhe with diaeresis (Ӝ ӝ), or Zhje (Җ җ).
In the Latin version of Serbo-Croatian, it corresponds with the digraph ⟨dž⟩ which, like the digraphs ⟨lj⟩ and ⟨nj⟩, is treated as a single letter, including in crosswords and other puzzles.
Related letters and other similar characters
- DŽ Dž dž : Latin letter Dz with caron
- J j : Latin letter J
- G g : Latin letter soft G, the romanization and latin equivalent of Gea in the romanian cyrillic alphabet
- Petar Đorđić, "Istorija srpske ćirilice", Belgrade 1970, p. 203
- 16x16px The dictionary definition of Џ at Wiktionary
- 16x16px The dictionary definition of џ at Wiktionary
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