Kazakh is a Turkic language spoken in Kazakhstan, Russia and China. It is the official language of Kazakhstan, and has about 10 million speakers. Kazakh is written in Cyrillic script.
The Kazakh language has its roots in the Turkic language family, and is closely related to Kyrgyz, Uzbek and Turkmen. Kazakh is thought to have originated in the 7th century, and was first written in the Orkhon script. Kazakh was later written in the Arabic script during the 13th century, before eventually being written in Cyrillic during the 19th century.
Kazakh has a rich literary tradition, and was the first Turkic language to be written in the Latin alphabet. Some of the most famous Kazakh writers include Abai Kunanbaev, Mukhtar Auezov and Gabit Musrepov.
Kazakh has a variety of dialects, which can be divided into three main groups: Northern, Southern and Eastern. The standard Kazakh dialect is based on the Southern dialect, and is spoken in the capital, Astana.
Kazakh is a Turkic language with a rich literary tradition. It is spoken by around 10 million people, and is the official language of Kazakhstan. Kazakh is written in Cyrillic script, and has a variety of dialects.