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Kazakh language

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Kazakh (Қазақ тілі)
Spoken in: Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia
Region:
Total speakers: 8 million
Ranking: 93
Genetic classification: Altaic

 Turkic
  Western Turkic
   Aralo-Caspian
    Kazakh

Official status
Official language of: Kazakhstan
Regulated by:  ?
Language codes
ISO 639-1kk
ISO 639-2kaz
SILKAZ
See also: LanguageList of languages

Kazak, also Kazakh and Qazaq (Қазақ тілі, Qazaq til) is a Turkic language with ISO 639 codes of kaz and kk.

It is the official language of Kazakhstan, and is also spoken traditionally in Afghanistan, China, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. Germany has some Kazak speakers in the second half of the 20th century and onward. These are mainly descendants of the Volga Germans who were deported to Kazakstan, mixed with the local population and later returned to Germany.

There are approximately 8.5 million native speakers around the world. It is written using the Cyrillic, the Latin (Turkey), and modified Arabic (China, Iran, Afghanistan) scripts.

The Kazak Cyrillic script is based on the Russian alphabet with 9 additional letters: Ә, Ғ, Қ, Ң, Ө, Ұ, Ү, Һ, İ.

Cyrillic Qaydar Latin
transliteration
Janga Latin
transcription
А а A a A a
Ә ә
Б б B b B b
В в V v V v
Г г G g G g
Ғ ғ Ğ ğ Gh gh
Д д D d D d
Е е E e E e - ye word-initially or after a vowel
Ё ё Yo yo Yo yo
Ж ж J j J j
З з Z z Z z
И и Iy iy I i
Й й Y y Y y
К к K k K k
Қ қ Q q Q q
Л л L l L l
М м M m M m
Н н N n N n
Ң ң Ng ng
О о O o O o
Ө ө
П п P p P p
Р р R r R r
С с S s S s
Т т T t T t
У у W w U u
Ұ ұ U u
Ү ү
Ф ф F f F f
Х х X x Kh kh
Һ һ H h H h
Ц ц C c Ts ts
Ч ч Ch ch
Ш ш Ş ş Sh sh
Щ щ  ? Shy shy
Ъ ъ  ?
Ы ы I ı
İ і İ i
Ь ь  ?
Э э E e
Ю ю Yu yu Yu yu
Я я Ya ya Ya ya

See also: Kazakh, Languages of China

Reference

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