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25 years ago the Kazakh was declared a state language

September 22 2014, 17:06

A remarkable event took place 25 years ago – on September 22, 1989 the Kazakh language was declared a state language of Kazakhstan, azh.kz reports. The Russian language was given the status of “an inter-ethnic language”.

Later the RoK Constitution defined that the ”the Russian language may be used officially on an equal basis with Kazakh.

In accordance with a Presidential Decree every third Sunday of September is marked as the Day of languages of the peoples of Kazakhstan. The holiday was timed to the law "On languages" approved in Kazakhstan 25 years ago.

Currently along with the Kazakh language in Kazakhstan's schools children are taught more than 10 national languages of peoples living in our country. 

Kazakh is a Turkic language of the Kypchak group (along with Nogai, Karakalpak, Karachai-Balkar, Koumyk, Karaim, Krimean-Tatar, Karagash, Tatar, Bashkir). Together with Nogai, Karakalpak and Karagash languages the Kazakh language represents Kypchak-Nagai branch.

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