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President Nazarbayev sets the task to have the Kazakh language transit to the Latin alphabet by 2025

Currently Kazakh language relies on the Cyrillic alphabet.

President Nazarbayev sets the task to have the Kazakh language transit to the Latin alphabet by 2025
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I want to reiterate there should be no language discrimination: President Nazarbayev

We should appreciate Russian language as a long-time advantage of the Kazakhs: President.

I want to reiterate there should be no language discrimination: President Nazarbayev
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500,000 entries for expanded Chinese dictionary: media

China's "most inclusive" dictionary is set to expand by nearly a third to nearly half a million entries across 25 volumes.

500,000 entries for expanded Chinese dictionary: media
Myanmar minorities fight to save mother tongue
Myanmar minorities fight to save mother tongue

For half a century a single precious copy of a textbook kept the language of Myanmar's Shan people alive for students, forced to learn in the shadows under a repressive junta.

Myanmar minorities fight to save mother tongue
Asia language plan 'central' to Australian reforms: PM
Asia language plan 'central' to Australian reforms: PM

Every Australian school will be partnered online with one in Asia by 2025 as regional languages become "central" to education reform plans, Prime Minister Julia Gillard said Monday.

Asia language plan 'central' to Australian reforms: PM
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Kazakhstan pilots learn English

Kazakhstan pilots who fly international routes are now obliged to speak English.

Kazakhstan pilots learn English
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Every schoolchild in Kazakhstan should speak Kazakh by 2020

President Nazarbayev has clearly stated that having 100 percent of Kazakhstan school graduates speak the Kazakh language by 2020 is a strategic goal: Education Vice-Minister.

Every schoolchild in Kazakhstan should speak Kazakh by 2020
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Singer Son Pascal wrote a song to support Kazakh language

A new song is called You Should Speak Kazakhsha. The lyrics of the song is a mixture of Kazakh and English.

Singer Son Pascal wrote a song to support Kazakh language
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Kazakh became 39th official language of Disney Pixar

Kazakh can be found in the languages menu on the DVDs with movies like Cars 2, Men in Black 3, Brave and The Amazing Spider-Man in any country.

Kazakh became 39th official language of Disney Pixar
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Endangered languages get a Google protection plan

Google on Tuesday unveiled an online information exchange platform to try to give some extra lasting power to more than 3,000 endangered languages.

Endangered languages get a Google protection plan
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Training of polylingual teachers will start this year in Kazakhstan

Training of polylingual teachers will start this year in Kazakhstan. On July 9 there was a meeting to discuss development of polylingual education in Kazakhstan.

Training of polylingual teachers will start this year in Kazakhstan
French language takes center stage at Quebec forum
French language takes center stage at Quebec forum

The first global forum on French kicked off in the Canadian province of Quebec Monday aimed at strengthening the language of Moliere in a world dominated by English.

French language takes center stage at Quebec forum
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New James Bond movie to be dubbed in Kazakh

The Ministry of Culture and Information of Kazakhstan has approved state funding of translation and dubbing the James Bond movie into Kazakh.

New James Bond movie to be dubbed in Kazakh
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Yessimov instructed police to learn foreign languages

Major of Almaty instructed head of Almaty Interior Department to develop a concept for setting up foreign language trainings in the Department.

Yessimov instructed police to learn foreign languages
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Kazakhstan President does not consider state language a political issue

Languages is not the issue of politics today: Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Kazakhstan President does not consider state language a political issue
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Google will translate from Kazakh language

The project to include the Kazakh language into the popular service Google Translate has been launched.

Google will translate from Kazakh language
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MP asked Massimov to improve computer literacy of Kazakhstan citizens

Majilis deputy has requested Prime-Minister to take steps to improve computer literacy of Kazakhstan citizens and increase the number of Internet websites in the Kazakh language.

MP asked Massimov to improve computer literacy of Kazakhstan citizens
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President Nazarbayev urges to stop speculations over use of Kazakh language

There should be no hurry. Haste won’t be effective. The language should be developed in due course: Nazarbayev.

President Nazarbayev urges to stop speculations over use of Kazakh language
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Restoration of the language and return of religion in Kazakhstan have to be progressive: Nazarbayev

Kazakhstan needs a thoughtful approach to learning and development of the state language.

Restoration of the language and return of religion in Kazakhstan have to be progressive: Nazarbayev
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Cars-2 cartoon characters to come to Almaty

Cars-2 cartoon that was the first cartoon to be dubbed into Kazakh will be released on DVD.

Cars-2 cartoon characters to come to Almaty