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Main sound category: Vowels
Sound category: open central unrounded vowel
IPA symbol: ä
IPA description: open central unrounded vowel
UPSID symbol: a
UPSID description: low central unrounded vowel
Occurs in 403 languages
That is in 85.02% of all languages
Occurs in: !Xu Abipon Ache Achumawi Adzera Aghem Ahtna Ainu Aizi Akan Akawaio Alabama Alamblak Alawa Albanian Aleut Alladian Amahuaca Amharic Amo Amuesha Amuzgo Andamanese Angaatiha Angas Ao Apinaye Arabela Arabic Archi Armenian Arrernte Asmat Atayal Auca Avar Awiya Axluxlay Azande Bai Baining Bakairi Bambara Bandjalang Barasano Bardi Bariba Basque Batak Beembe Beja Bella coola Bengali Berta Bete Birom Bisa Bobo-fing Bodo Bororo Brahui Brao Bribri Bruu Bulgarian Burarra Burmese Burushaski Cacua Caddo Campa Camsa Catalan (Central) Cayuvava Cham Changzhou Chatino Cherokee Chipewyan Chistabino (Pyrenean Aragonese) Chuave Chukchi Cofan Cubeo Cuna Czech_ Dadibi Dagbani Dagur Dahalo Daju Dakota Dan Dangaleat Dani Dera Diegueno Diola Diyari Dizi Doayo Dogon Dyirbal Efik Ejagham Ekari Epena pedee Ewe Ewondo Fasu Fijian Finnish Fur Fuzhou Ga Garawa Gbeya Gelao German Guahibo Guajiro Guambiano Guarani Gugu-yalanji Gwari Hadza Haida Hakka Hausa Hawaiian Hebrew Highland chinantec Hmong Hopi Huari Huasteco Huave Hupa Iate Iban Igbo Ik Inuit Iranxe Iraqw Irarutu Irish Island carib Isoko Italian Itonama Ivatan Iwam Jacaltec Japanese Japreria Jaqaru Javanese Jebero Jingpho Jivaro Jomang K'ekchi Kadugli Kaingang Kala lagaw ya Kaliai Kalkatungu Kam Kanakuru Kanuri Karen Karok Kawaiisu Kefa Kera Ket Kewa Khalkha Khanty Kharia Khasi Khmu? Klamath Klao Kohumono Koiari Kolokuma ijo Koma Komi Konkani Konyagi Korean Kota Kpan Kpelle Kullo Kunama Kunimaipa Kurukh Kwaio Kwakw'ala Kwoma Lahu Lai Lak Lakkia Lame Lelemi Lenakel Lithuanian Lua Lue Lugbara Luiseno Luo Lushootseed Maba Maidu Malagasy Malakmalak Mambila Manchu Mandarin Mapudungu Maranao Margi Maung Maxakali Mazahua Mazatec Mba-ne Mbabaram Mbum Mien Mixe Mixtec Moghol Monguor Mor Moro Movima Moxo Muinane Mumuye Mundari Murinhpatha Mursi Nahuatl Nama Nambakaengo Nanai Nasioi Navajo Ndut Nenets Neo-aramaic Nepali NepaliOH Nera Nez perce Nganasan Ngarinjin Ngiyambaa Ngizim Nimboran Nivkh Noni Norwegian NorwegianCALST NorwegianFINAL NorwegianINITIAL Norwegian_Stavanger Nubian Nunggubuyu Nyah kur Nyangi Nyimang Ocaina Ogbia Ojibwa Pacoh Paez Paiwan Panare Papago Parauk Pashto Paya Phlong Piraha Po-ai Pohnpeian Polish Pomo Qawasqar Quechua Quileute Resigaro Romanian Roro Rotokas Rukai Russian Rutul Sa'ban Saami Saliba Sama Sandawe Sango Savosavo Sebei Sedang Selepet Selkup Senadi Seneca Shasta Shiriana Shuswap Sierra miwok Siona Siriono Socotri Somali Songhai Southern kiwai Southern nambiquara Spanish (Castilian) Sre Suena Sui Tabi Tacana Tagalog Taishan Tama Tamang Tampulma Taoripi Tarascan Tarok Tehuelche Teke Temein Temne Tera Tetun Thai Ticuna Tiddim chin Tiruray Tiwi Tlapanec Tlingit Tol Tonkawa Trumai Tseshaht Tsimshian Tsou Tunica Turkish Tzeltal Upper chehalis Usan Vanimo Vietnamese Wahgi Wantoat Wapishana Wappo Warao Waris West makian Western desert Wik-munkan Wintu Wiyot Woisika Wolof Xiamen Yagaria Yagua Yakut Yana Yanyuwa Yaqui Yareba Yawa Yay Yessan-mayo Yidiny Yoruba Yucatec Yuchi Yucuna Yulu Yupik Zoque Zulu Zuni