Banner o Kazakhstan

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The current banner o Kazakhstan or Kazakh banner (Kazakh: [Қазақстан байрағы, Қазақ байрағы, Qazaqstan bayrağı] error: {{lang}}: text has italic markup (help)) wis adoptit on 4 Juin 1992, replacin the banner o the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic. The banner wis designed bi Shaken Niyazbekov.

Description[eedit | eedit soorce]

The naitional banner o the Republic o Kazakhstan haes a gowd sun wi 32 rays abuin a soarin golden steppe eagle, baith centred on a sky blue backgrund; the hoist side displays a naitional ornamental pattern "koshkar-muiz" (the horns o the ram) in gowd; the blue colour is o releegious significance tae the Turkic fowks o the kintra, an sae seembolizes cultural an ethnic unity; it an aa represents the endless sky as well as watter; the sun, a soorce o life an energy, exemplifies wealth andplenitude; the sun's rays are shaped lik grain, which is the basis o abundance an prosperity; the eagle haes appeared on the flags o Kazakh tribes for centuries an represents freedom, pouer, an the flight tae the future. The width o the banner tae its lenth is 1:2.[1]

Interpretation[eedit | eedit soorce]

The pattern represents the airt an cultural tradeetions o the auld khanate an the Kazakh fowk. The licht blue backgrund stands for the various Turkic fowks that mak up the present-day population o the kintra, includin the Kazakhs, Tatars, Mongols, Uyghurs, Uzbeks an ithers. Amang thir fowk blue haes a releegious significance, representin the sky god Tengri, "the eternal wide blue sky", an watter as well.[2] The licht blue colour an aa seembolizes cultural an ethnic unity o Kazakhstani fowk.

The sun represents the soorce o life an energy. It is an' a' a seembol o wealth an abundance; the sun's rays are lik grain which is the basis o abundance an prosperity.

Fowk o different Kazakh tribes haed the golden eagle on thair banners for centuries. The eagle seembolizes the pouer o the state. For the modren naition o Kazakhstan the eagle is a seembol o unthirldom, freedom an flight tae future.[3]

Historical banners[eedit | eedit soorce]

See an aa[eedit | eedit soorce]

Banner o the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "CIA – The World Fact Book". Archived frae the original on 9 August 2010. Retrieved 8 November 2010. Archived 2010-08-09 at the Wayback Machine
  2. Kazakhstan
  3. Kazakhstan national flag

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