Kazakh leid

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Kazakh (an aa Qazaq an variants[1], natively Qazaq tili, Қазақ тілі, قازاق ٴتىلى‎; pronoonced [qɑzɑq tˈlə]) is a Turkic leid closely relatit tae Kyrgyz an Karakalpak.

Kazakh is an agglutinative leid, an it employs vowel harmony.

Geographic distribution[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Kazakh leid haes its speakers (mainly Kazakhs) spread ower a vast territory frae the Tian Shan muntains tae the Ural muntains. Kazakh is the offeecial state leid o Kazakhstan, in which nearly 10 million speakers are reportit tae live (based on the CIA Warld Factbuik's estimates for population an percentage o Kazakh speakers). Mair than a million speakers reside in Cheenae's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. The 2002 Roushie Census reportit 560,000 Kazakh speakers in Roushie. Ither sizable populations o Kazakh speakers live in Mongolie (fewer than 200,000). Lairge numbers exist elsewhaur in Central Asie (maistly in Uzbekistan) an the umwhile Soviet Union, an in Afghanistan an ither kintras. Thare are an aa some Kazakh speakers in Germany who immigratit frae Turkey in the 1970s.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. The maist common Inglis spellin, Kazakh, is frae the Roushie name, Казах.