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Character
Unicode name HIRAGANA LETTER SMALL YA
Unicode block Hiragana
Codepoint U+3083

Japanese[edit]

stroke order

Etymology[edit]

Small form of the hiragana character ‎(ya).

Combining form[edit]

  1. Combining form of , used in yōon mora (拗音) that end in the a sound.

Related terms[edit]

  • ‎(ya) - katakana

Usage notes[edit]

This letter appears in the hiragana きゃ ‎(kya), しゃ ‎(sha), ちゃ ‎(cha), にゃ ‎(nya), ひゃ ‎(hya), みゃ ‎(mya), and りゃ ‎(rya); in the dakuten (濁点) ぎゃ ‎(gya), じゃ ‎(ja), and びゃ ‎(bya); and in the handakuten (半濁点) ぴゃ ‎(pya).

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