According to Ukrainian Orthography 2015

§ 15. Літера Ґ

Літера ґ передає на письмі задньоязиковий зімкнений приголосний як в українських словах, так і в давнозапозичених і зукраїнізованих: аґрус, ґава, ґазда, ґандж, ґанок, ґатунок, ґвалт, ґвалтувати, ґеґати, ґедзь, ґелґотати, ґерґотати, ґерґотіти, ґиґнути, ґирлиґа, ґлей, ґніт (у лампі), ґоґель-моґель, ґрасувати, ґрати (іменник), ґратчастий, ґречний, ґринджоли, ґрунт, ґудзик, ґуля, джиґун, дзиґа, дзиґлик тощо та похідні від них, а також у прізвищах Ґалаґан, Ґудзь і под.

Примітка. У власних назвах іншомовного походження етимологічний g згідно з усталеною традицією вимовляється як г; проте збереження g у вимові не є порушенням орфоепічної норми. Отже, правильною є вимова: Гданськ і Ґданськ, Гренландія й Ґренландія, Гібралтар і Ґібралтар; Гарібальді й Ґарібальді, Гете й Ґете. /20/

Should we consider the list above as the exhaustive (complete) one (тощо remark challenges certain doubts) or is there any other more comprehensive list?

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There are definitely much more words with the letter ґ, but the list depends on its author. I prefer using Borys Hrinchenko's list in this case.

There is also a useful list of rules explaining how to use this letter.

  • thank you. It's interesting. But a consequent question is on the way - will it be considered a mistake if one writes or types such words with ordinary Г instead Ґ, e.g. автобіоґрафія, автоґраф, аґент - under Borys Hrinchenko dictionary list ? Feb 17, 2017 at 9:32
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    Due to we don't currently have single list of rules for it and multiple definitions of usage (one is above) it can't be treated as a mistake. Thanks for good question by the way.
    – nnn
    Feb 17, 2017 at 12:03

The letter 'ґ' is the Ukrainian equivalent to the English letter 'g.' Asking for a full list of words is like asking for that whole section of the dictionary.

As far as is it a mistake to use a 'ґ' in the place of a 'г.' A 'г' is the Ukrainian equivalent of an 'h.' You're basically asking if it's a mistake to use a 'g' in the place of an 'h.' At best it would make your writing somewhat unintelligible.

Just for fun:

Tge letter 'ґ' is tge Ukrainian equivalent to tge Enhlisg letter 'h.' Askinh for a full list of words is like askinh for tgat wgole section of tge dictionary.
As far as is it a mistake to use a 'ґ' in tge place of a 'г.' A 'г' is tge Ukrainian equivalent of an 'g.' You're basically askinh if it's a mistake to use a 'h' in tge place of an 'g.' At best it would make your writinh somewgat unintellihible.

  • Welcome to Ukrainian Language.SE! Although this post contains a nice example of how funny it looks when people replace one consonant with another, it seems that the original question asked whether there are more words with the ґ (i.e., whether the quoted list is complete), and this post does not address this. Feb 3, 2018 at 15:54

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