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Nokia application to help learn Kazakh language

Kazakhstan residents will be able to learn the Kazakh language by installing a new application on their Nokia mobile phones.

Nokia application to help learn Kazakh language
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Google to integrate Kazakh language into its on-line translation service

There are millions of people who need such a translation service. This means that such a service should be made available: Vladimir Dolgov, Google Russia General Director.

Google to integrate Kazakh language into its on-line translation service
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Kazakhstan to translate Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter books into Kazakh language

Kazakhstan Communications and Information Ministry’s website announced results of the public opinion poll on what books by foreign authors should be translated to Kazakh language.

Kazakhstan to translate Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter books into Kazakh language
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Latin-based Kazakh alphabet developed for Internet use

Linguists have shortlisted Latin-based Kazakh alphabet versions to 4, with the number of letters varying from 29 to 33.

Latin-based Kazakh alphabet developed for Internet use
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Let us not speed up shifting to the Latin alphabet: Culture Ministry

The issue calls for public discussion. Readiness of the society [for the change] as a whole should be taken into account: Culture Ministry’s Executive Secretary Zhanna Kurmangaliyeva.

Let us not speed up shifting to the Latin alphabet: Culture Ministry
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Media speculations over language legislation are storm in a teacup: Culture Ministry

The speculations were caused by amendments allegedly drafted by the country’s Culture Ministry.

Media speculations over language legislation are storm in a teacup: Culture Ministry
“Ulytau” language and culture camp
Kazakh language and culture course free of distractions of modern civilizations

Those signed up stay in yurts, folding dwellings of the nomad Kazakhs, practice national songs and dance and master national crafts making.

Kazakh language and culture course free of distractions of modern civilizations
A teacher of Kazakh. Photo courtesy of kazcenter.kz
Massimov: Knowledge of Kazakh language should be compulsory for Kazakhs

Kazakhstan Prime-Minister Karim Massimov thinks that knowledge of the mother tongue should be compulsory for Kazakhs.

Massimov: Knowledge of Kazakh language should be compulsory for Kazakhs