Languages of Kazakhstan

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Languages of Kazakhstan
Official languages Kazakh -- official state language.
Semi-official languages Russian - using as official
Main languages Kazakh language.
Indigenous languages Dialects of Kazakh language
Minority languages Uzbek; Uyghur; Tatar; Kyrgyz; Azerbaijan; Korean;
Main immigrant languages Turkic languages
Main foreign languages English; Arabic(coming with Islam); Chinese;
Common keyboard layouts
The Kazakh keyboard.
Source Languages committee of the Ministry of culture and sports
Alphabet Kazakh alphabets
Kazakh Braille

The official languages of Kazakhstan are Kazakh and Russian.[1] German, Tajiki, Tatar, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uyghur, and Uzbek are officially recognized by the 1997 Language Law, No. 151-1.[2][3] Other languages natively spoken in Kazakhstan are Dungan, Ili Turki, Ingush, Plautdietsch, and Sinte Romani.[4]

A number of more recent immigrant languages, such as Belarusian, Korean, Azeri, and Greek are also spoken.[5]


  1. ^ "Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan". Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Retrieved 9 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "Kazakhstan". Ethnologue. Retrieved 21 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "О языках в Республике Казахстан". Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Retrieved 9 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "Kazakhstan". Ethnologue. Retrieved 21 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Kazakhstan". Ethnologue. Retrieved 21 December 2014.