History UsefulNotes / Kazakhstan

11th Oct '17 1:00:23 AM FireCrawler2002
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Kazakhstan ('''Kazakh:''' ''Қазақстан, Qazaqstan''; '''Russian:''' ''Казахстан, Kazakhstan''), officially known as the Republic of Kazakhstan ('''Kazakh:''' ''Қазақстан Республикасы, Qazaqstan Respwblïkası''; '''Russian:''' ''Республика Казахстан, Respublika Kazakhstan''), is a huge country -- bigger than all of Western Europe put together, and the ninth largest country in the world overall. It's pretty empty, though, with an average density of less than 15 people per square mile.

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Kazakhstan ('''Kazakh:''' ''Қазақстан, Qazaqstan''; '''Russian:''' ''Казахстан, Kazakhstan''), officially known as the Republic of Kazakhstan ('''Kazakh:''' ''Қазақстан Республикасы, Qazaqstan Respwblïkası''; '''Russian:''' ''Республика Казахстан, Respublika Kazakhstan''), is a huge Eastern European and Central Asian country -- bigger than all of Western Europe put together, and the ninth largest country in the world overall. It's pretty empty, though, with an average density of less than 15 people per square mile.
6th Oct '17 7:09:56 PM FireCrawler2002
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The official languages of the country are Kazakh and Russian, the latter being used more during Soviet times due to the Virgin Lands campaign, though awareness of the former language is slowly being made in recent years. Kazakh is a member of the Kipchak subgroup of the Turkic languages and is closely related to the other "northerly" Turkic languages like Kyrgyz, Volga Tatar, and Bashkir. If there is one thing that ''Borat'' got right, it is the fact that Kazakh is currently written in the Cyrillic script (but not of the [[FauxCyrillic faux]] type); it was additionally written in the Arabic script during pre-Russian times (and still is in China), and Latin during the Russian Civil War-era; and it's officially planning to return the language to Latin letters in the 1920s. [[note]]Current Kazakh Cyrillc may suit the language well but has too much keys for a computer keyboard, especially one of a notebook with no numpad, while the new script will presumably use only basic Latin.[[/note]] By the way, if you're curious how real-life Kazakhs look like, [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d5/Kazakh_woman_at_the_Caspian_Sea.JPG they]] [[https://ryanphotodotcom.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/kazakhs-2-587-copy1.jpg are]] [[https://kazakhnomad.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/pc040086.jpg mostly]] [[http://s019.radikal.ru/i619/1207/4a/795d3da3a18b.jpg Mongoloid]]/[[https://kazakhnomad.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/p3180099.jpg East Asian]]-looking (Kazakhs, like most other Central Asian peoples, are a mixed race of both European and East Asian descent. Some Central Asians like Kazakhs and Kyrgyz look more East Asian, some like Turkmens and Tajiks look more European, and others look somewhere in the middle like Uzbeks), which might be a surprise to some people.

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The official languages of the country are Kazakh and Russian, the latter being used more during Soviet times due to the Virgin Lands campaign, though awareness of the former language is slowly being made in recent years. Kazakh is a member of the Kipchak subgroup of the Turkic languages and is closely related to the other "northerly" Turkic languages like Kyrgyz, Volga Tatar, and Bashkir. If there is one thing that ''Borat'' got right, it is the fact that Kazakh is currently written in the Cyrillic script (but not of the [[FauxCyrillic faux]] type); it was additionally written in the Arabic script during pre-Russian times (and still is in China), and Latin during the Russian Civil War-era; and it's officially planning to return the language to Latin letters in the 1920s. [[note]]Current Kazakh Cyrillc may suit the language well but has too much keys for a computer keyboard, especially one of a notebook with no numpad, while the new script will presumably use only basic Latin.[[/note]] By the way, if you're curious how real-life Kazakhs look like, [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d5/Kazakh_woman_at_the_Caspian_Sea.JPG they]] [[https://ryanphotodotcom.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/kazakhs-2-587-copy1.jpg are]] [[https://kazakhnomad.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/pc040086.jpg mostly]] [[http://s019.radikal.ru/i619/1207/4a/795d3da3a18b.jpg Mongoloid]]/[[https://kazakhnomad.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/p3180099.jpg East Asian]]-looking (Kazakhs, like most other Central Asian peoples, are a mixed race of both European and East Asian descent. Some Central Asians like Kazakhs and Kyrgyz look more East Asian, some like Turkmens and Tajiks look more European, and others look somewhere in the middle like Uzbeks), descent), which might be a surprise to some people.
6th Oct '17 5:43:48 PM FireCrawler2002
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The official languages of the country are Kazakh and Russian, the latter being used more during Soviet times due to the Virgin Lands campaign, though awareness of the former language is slowly being made in recent years. Kazakh is a member of the Kipchak subgroup of the Turkic languages and is closely related to the other "northerly" Turkic languages like Kyrgyz, Volga Tatar, and Bashkir. If there is one thing that ''Borat'' got right, it is the fact that Kazakh is currently written in the Cyrillic script (but not of the [[FauxCyrillic faux]] type); it was additionally written in the Arabic script during pre-Russian times (and still is in China), and Latin during the Russian Civil War-era; and it's officially planning to return the language to Latin letters in the 1920s. [[note]]Current Kazakh Cyrillc may suit the language well but has too much keys for a computer keyboard, especially one of a notebook with no numpad, while the new script will presumably use only basic Latin.[[/note]] By the way, if you're curious how real-life Kazakhs look like, [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d5/Kazakh_woman_at_the_Caspian_Sea.JPG they]] [[https://ryanphotodotcom.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/kazakhs-2-587-copy1.jpg are]] [[https://kazakhnomad.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/pc040086.jpg mostly]] [[http://s019.radikal.ru/i619/1207/4a/795d3da3a18b.jpg Mongoloid]]/[[https://kazakhnomad.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/p3180099.jpg East Asian]]-looking (Kazakhs, like most other Central Asian peoples, being a mixed race of both Caucasian/European and East Asian descent), which might be a surprise to some people.

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The official languages of the country are Kazakh and Russian, the latter being used more during Soviet times due to the Virgin Lands campaign, though awareness of the former language is slowly being made in recent years. Kazakh is a member of the Kipchak subgroup of the Turkic languages and is closely related to the other "northerly" Turkic languages like Kyrgyz, Volga Tatar, and Bashkir. If there is one thing that ''Borat'' got right, it is the fact that Kazakh is currently written in the Cyrillic script (but not of the [[FauxCyrillic faux]] type); it was additionally written in the Arabic script during pre-Russian times (and still is in China), and Latin during the Russian Civil War-era; and it's officially planning to return the language to Latin letters in the 1920s. [[note]]Current Kazakh Cyrillc may suit the language well but has too much keys for a computer keyboard, especially one of a notebook with no numpad, while the new script will presumably use only basic Latin.[[/note]] By the way, if you're curious how real-life Kazakhs look like, [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d5/Kazakh_woman_at_the_Caspian_Sea.JPG they]] [[https://ryanphotodotcom.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/kazakhs-2-587-copy1.jpg are]] [[https://kazakhnomad.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/pc040086.jpg mostly]] [[http://s019.radikal.ru/i619/1207/4a/795d3da3a18b.jpg Mongoloid]]/[[https://kazakhnomad.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/p3180099.jpg East Asian]]-looking (Kazakhs, like most other Central Asian peoples, being are a mixed race of both Caucasian/European European and East Asian descent), descent. Some Central Asians like Kazakhs and Kyrgyz look more East Asian, some like Turkmens and Tajiks look more European, and others look somewhere in the middle like Uzbeks), which might be a surprise to some people.
6th Oct '17 5:21:31 PM FireCrawler2002
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The official languages of the country are Kazakh and Russian, the latter being used more during Soviet times due to the Virgin Lands campaign, though awareness of the former language is slowly being made in recent years. Kazakh is a member of the Kipchak subgroup of the Turkic languages and is closely related to the other "northerly" Turkic languages like Kyrgyz, Volga Tatar, and Bashkir. If there is one thing that ''Borat'' got right, it is the fact that Kazakh is currently written in the Cyrillic script (but not of the [[FauxCyrillic faux]] type); it was additionally written in the Arabic script during pre-Russian times (and still is in China), and Latin during the Russian Civil War-era; and it's officially planning to return the language to Latin letters in the 1920s. [[note]]Current Kazakh Cyrillc may suit the language well but has too much keys for a computer keyboard, especially one of a notebook with no numpad, while the new script will presumably use only basic Latin.[[/note]] By the way, if you're curious how real-life Kazakhs look like, [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d5/Kazakh_woman_at_the_Caspian_Sea.JPG they]] [[https://ryanphotodotcom.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/kazakhs-2-587-copy1.jpg are]] [[https://kazakhnomad.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/pc040086.jpg mostly]] [[http://s019.radikal.ru/i619/1207/4a/795d3da3a18b.jpg Mongoloid]]/[[https://kazakhnomad.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/p3180099.jpg East Asian]]-looking, which might be a surprise to some people.

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The official languages of the country are Kazakh and Russian, the latter being used more during Soviet times due to the Virgin Lands campaign, though awareness of the former language is slowly being made in recent years. Kazakh is a member of the Kipchak subgroup of the Turkic languages and is closely related to the other "northerly" Turkic languages like Kyrgyz, Volga Tatar, and Bashkir. If there is one thing that ''Borat'' got right, it is the fact that Kazakh is currently written in the Cyrillic script (but not of the [[FauxCyrillic faux]] type); it was additionally written in the Arabic script during pre-Russian times (and still is in China), and Latin during the Russian Civil War-era; and it's officially planning to return the language to Latin letters in the 1920s. [[note]]Current Kazakh Cyrillc may suit the language well but has too much keys for a computer keyboard, especially one of a notebook with no numpad, while the new script will presumably use only basic Latin.[[/note]] By the way, if you're curious how real-life Kazakhs look like, [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d5/Kazakh_woman_at_the_Caspian_Sea.JPG they]] [[https://ryanphotodotcom.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/kazakhs-2-587-copy1.jpg are]] [[https://kazakhnomad.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/pc040086.jpg mostly]] [[http://s019.radikal.ru/i619/1207/4a/795d3da3a18b.jpg Mongoloid]]/[[https://kazakhnomad.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/p3180099.jpg East Asian]]-looking, Asian]]-looking (Kazakhs, like most other Central Asian peoples, being a mixed race of both Caucasian/European and East Asian descent), which might be a surprise to some people.
22nd Sep '17 7:10:16 AM BigLenny
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The official languages of the country are Kazakh and Russian, the latter being used more during Soviet times due to the Virgin Lands campaign, though awareness of the former language is slowly being made in recent years. Kazakh is a member of the Kipchak subgroup of the Turkic languages and is closely related to the other "northerly" Turkic languages like Kyrgyz, Volga Tatar, and Bashkir. If there is one thing that ''Borat'' got right, it is the fact that Kazakh is currently written in the Cyrillic script (but not of the [[FauxCyrillic faux]] type); it was additionally written in the Arabic script during pre-Russian times (and still is in China), and Latin during the Russian Civil War-era; and it's officially planning to return the language to Latin letters in the 1920s [note]Current Kazakh Cyrillc may suit the language well but has too much keys for a computer keyboard, especially one of a notebook with no numpad, while the new script will presumably use only basic Latin.[/note]. By the way, if you're curious how real-life Kazakhs look like, [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d5/Kazakh_woman_at_the_Caspian_Sea.JPG they]] [[https://ryanphotodotcom.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/kazakhs-2-587-copy1.jpg are]] [[https://kazakhnomad.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/pc040086.jpg mostly]] [[http://s019.radikal.ru/i619/1207/4a/795d3da3a18b.jpg Mongoloid]]/[[https://kazakhnomad.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/p3180099.jpg East Asian]]-looking, which might be a surprise to some people.

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The official languages of the country are Kazakh and Russian, the latter being used more during Soviet times due to the Virgin Lands campaign, though awareness of the former language is slowly being made in recent years. Kazakh is a member of the Kipchak subgroup of the Turkic languages and is closely related to the other "northerly" Turkic languages like Kyrgyz, Volga Tatar, and Bashkir. If there is one thing that ''Borat'' got right, it is the fact that Kazakh is currently written in the Cyrillic script (but not of the [[FauxCyrillic faux]] type); it was additionally written in the Arabic script during pre-Russian times (and still is in China), and Latin during the Russian Civil War-era; and it's officially planning to return the language to Latin letters in the 1920s [note]Current 1920s. [[note]]Current Kazakh Cyrillc may suit the language well but has too much keys for a computer keyboard, especially one of a notebook with no numpad, while the new script will presumably use only basic Latin.[/note]. [[/note]] By the way, if you're curious how real-life Kazakhs look like, [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d5/Kazakh_woman_at_the_Caspian_Sea.JPG they]] [[https://ryanphotodotcom.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/kazakhs-2-587-copy1.jpg are]] [[https://kazakhnomad.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/pc040086.jpg mostly]] [[http://s019.radikal.ru/i619/1207/4a/795d3da3a18b.jpg Mongoloid]]/[[https://kazakhnomad.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/p3180099.jpg East Asian]]-looking, which might be a surprise to some people.
19th Sep '17 10:18:13 AM BigLenny
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After the breakup of the Soviet Union, Kazakhstan found itself as one of the world's largest nuclear powers by way of its missile stockpile. They quickly boxed them up and sent them back to Russia. However, as part of the agreement by which Russia would still be allowed to use Baikonur (at a rent cost disputed to this day), the Kazakhs were given their Buran space shuttles -- which were promptly left to rust away. Despite the massive environmental impact of Baikonur, the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site and the Aral Sea, as well as the social impact of the population transfers, several major gulag camps, destruction of the traditional nomadic lifestyle, and the pervasive neglect of Kazakh-language education in the Soviet times, most Kazakhs hold no grudges against the Russians and [[NostalgiaFilter have a neutral-to-positive view of their Soviet past]]. This is due in part to the pivotal Soviet role in the formation of a national entity based along the Kazakh ethnic group, along with the region's first literacy and industrialization programs (mirroring those that appeared elsewhere in Soviet Central Asia), alongside the promotion of the first ethnically-Kazakh politicians to the highest seats of government since the region's annexation by the Romanov Monarchy, like Saktagan Baishev (before the Soviet period, all leaders were ethnic Slavs appointed by the Imperial court).

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After the breakup of the Soviet Union, Kazakhstan found itself as one of the world's largest nuclear powers by way of its missile stockpile. They quickly boxed them up and sent them back to Russia. However, as part of the agreement by which Russia would still be allowed to use Baikonur (at a rent cost disputed to this day), the Kazakhs were given their Buran space shuttles -- which were promptly left to rust away. Despite the massive environmental impact of Baikonur, the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site and the Aral Sea, as well as the social impact of the population transfers, several major gulag camps, destruction of the traditional nomadic lifestyle, and the pervasive neglect of Kazakh-language education in the Soviet times, most Kazakhs hold no grudges against the Russians and [[NostalgiaFilter have a neutral-to-positive view of their Soviet past]]. This is due in part to the pivotal Soviet role in the formation of a national entity based along the Kazakh ethnic group, along with the region's first literacy and industrialization programs (mirroring those that appeared elsewhere in Soviet Central Asia), alongside the promotion of the first ethnically-Kazakh politicians to the highest seats of government since the region's annexation by the Romanov Monarchy, like Saktagan Baishev (before the Soviet period, all leaders were ethnic Slavs appointed by the Imperial court).



The official languages of the country are Kazakh and Russian, the latter being used more during Soviet times due to the Virgin Lands campaign, though awareness of the former language is slowly being made in recent years. Kazakh is a member of the Kipchak subgroup of the Turkic languages and is closely related to the other "northerly" Turkic languages like Kyrgyz, Volga Tatar, and Bashkir. If there is one thing that ''Borat'' got right, it is the fact that Kazakh is currently written by Cyrillic (but not of the [[FauxCyrillic faux]] type); it was additionally written using the Arabic script pre-Russian times, and Latin during the Russian Civil War-era; and it's officially planned to return the language to Latin letters in 1920s[note]Current Khazakh Cyrillc may suit the language well but has too much keys for a computer keyboard, especially one of a notebook with no numpad, the new script presumably will use only basic Latin.[/note]. By the way, if you're curious how real-life Kazakhs look like, [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d5/Kazakh_woman_at_the_Caspian_Sea.JPG they]] [[https://ryanphotodotcom.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/kazakhs-2-587-copy1.jpg are]] [[https://kazakhnomad.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/pc040086.jpg mostly]] [[http://s019.radikal.ru/i619/1207/4a/795d3da3a18b.jpg Mongoloid]]/[[https://kazakhnomad.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/p3180099.jpg East Asian]]-looking, which might be a surprise to some people.

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The official languages of the country are Kazakh and Russian, the latter being used more during Soviet times due to the Virgin Lands campaign, though awareness of the former language is slowly being made in recent years. Kazakh is a member of the Kipchak subgroup of the Turkic languages and is closely related to the other "northerly" Turkic languages like Kyrgyz, Volga Tatar, and Bashkir. If there is one thing that ''Borat'' got right, it is the fact that Kazakh is currently written by in the Cyrillic script (but not of the [[FauxCyrillic faux]] type); it was additionally written using in the Arabic script during pre-Russian times, times (and still is in China), and Latin during the Russian Civil War-era; and it's officially planned planning to return the language to Latin letters in 1920s[note]Current Khazakh the 1920s [note]Current Kazakh Cyrillc may suit the language well but has too much keys for a computer keyboard, especially one of a notebook with no numpad, while the new script will presumably will use only basic Latin.[/note]. By the way, if you're curious how real-life Kazakhs look like, [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d5/Kazakh_woman_at_the_Caspian_Sea.JPG they]] [[https://ryanphotodotcom.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/kazakhs-2-587-copy1.jpg are]] [[https://kazakhnomad.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/pc040086.jpg mostly]] [[http://s019.radikal.ru/i619/1207/4a/795d3da3a18b.jpg Mongoloid]]/[[https://kazakhnomad.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/p3180099.jpg East Asian]]-looking, which might be a surprise to some people.
17th Sep '17 11:19:51 AM AnneOfCleves
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* In the anime ''YuriOnIce'', figure skater Otabek Altin, a GPF finalist and Yurio's friend, is from Kazakhstan. He's nicknamed the "Hero of Kazakhstan" for putting his country on the skating map, and is based on real-life Kazakhstani skater Denis Ten.

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* In the anime ''YuriOnIce'', ''Anime/YuriOnIce'', figure skater Otabek Altin, a GPF finalist and Yurio's friend, is from Kazakhstan. He's nicknamed the "Hero of Kazakhstan" for putting his country on the skating map, and is based on real-life Kazakhstani skater Denis Ten.
17th Sep '17 11:19:03 AM AnneOfCleves
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* In ''YuriOnIce'', figure skater Otabek Altin, a GPF finalist and Yurio's friend, is from Kazakhstan. He's nicknamed the "Hero of Kazakhstan" for putting his country on the skating map, and is based on real-life Kazakhstani skater Denis Ten.

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* In the anime ''YuriOnIce'', figure skater Otabek Altin, a GPF finalist and Yurio's friend, is from Kazakhstan. He's nicknamed the "Hero of Kazakhstan" for putting his country on the skating map, and is based on real-life Kazakhstani skater Denis Ten.
17th Sep '17 11:18:46 AM AnneOfCleves
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* In ''YuriOnIce'', figure skater Otabek Altin, a GPF finalist and Yurio's friend, is from Kazakhstan. He's nicknamed the "Hero of Kazakhstan" for putting his country on the skating map, and is based on real-life Kazakhstani skater Denis Ten.
23rd Jul '17 4:08:37 PM Ihnatus
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The official languages of the country are Kazakh and Russian, the latter being used more during Soviet times due to the Virgin Lands campaign, though awareness of the former language is slowly being made in recent years. Kazakh is a member of the Kipchak subgroup of the Turkic languages and is closely related to the other "northerly" Turkic languages like Kyrgyz, Volga Tatar, and Bashkir. If there is one thing that ''Borat'' got right, it is the fact that Kazakh is currently written by Cyrillic (but not of the [[FauxCyrillic faux]] type); it was additionally written using the Arabic script pre-Russian times, and Latin during the Russian Civil War-era. By the way, if you're curious how real-life Kazakhs look like, [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d5/Kazakh_woman_at_the_Caspian_Sea.JPG they]] [[https://ryanphotodotcom.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/kazakhs-2-587-copy1.jpg are]] [[https://kazakhnomad.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/pc040086.jpg mostly]] [[http://s019.radikal.ru/i619/1207/4a/795d3da3a18b.jpg Mongoloid]]/[[https://kazakhnomad.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/p3180099.jpg East Asian]]-looking, which might be a surprise to some people.

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The official languages of the country are Kazakh and Russian, the latter being used more during Soviet times due to the Virgin Lands campaign, though awareness of the former language is slowly being made in recent years. Kazakh is a member of the Kipchak subgroup of the Turkic languages and is closely related to the other "northerly" Turkic languages like Kyrgyz, Volga Tatar, and Bashkir. If there is one thing that ''Borat'' got right, it is the fact that Kazakh is currently written by Cyrillic (but not of the [[FauxCyrillic faux]] type); it was additionally written using the Arabic script pre-Russian times, and Latin during the Russian Civil War-era.War-era; and it's officially planned to return the language to Latin letters in 1920s[note]Current Khazakh Cyrillc may suit the language well but has too much keys for a computer keyboard, especially one of a notebook with no numpad, the new script presumably will use only basic Latin.[/note]. By the way, if you're curious how real-life Kazakhs look like, [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d5/Kazakh_woman_at_the_Caspian_Sea.JPG they]] [[https://ryanphotodotcom.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/kazakhs-2-587-copy1.jpg are]] [[https://kazakhnomad.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/pc040086.jpg mostly]] [[http://s019.radikal.ru/i619/1207/4a/795d3da3a18b.jpg Mongoloid]]/[[https://kazakhnomad.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/p3180099.jpg East Asian]]-looking, which might be a surprise to some people.
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