Learning Kazakh: The Trials and Tribulations

Posted on October 25, 2010

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From New Eurasia:

It is common among young people to discuss the social status of the Kazakh language. Sania Abdigappar, a journalism student at Al-Farabi National University, shares her thoughts on the subject:

Many Kazakhs who live in their home country still don’t speak the local language. Yet there are those who try to learn it. These people can be divided into three groups: Kazakhs living in Kazakhstan; non-Kazakhs who live in Kazakhstan; and Kazakhs who have returned to their historical homeland.

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