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Encyclopedia > Kazakh people

Kazakh (Qazaq) people, or Kazakhs, is Turkic ethnic group that lives mainly in Kazakhstan, but also in Russia & China(East Turkistan). Kazakh language belongs to the same group as kirghiz,tatar & turkmen but it has some arabian pronounces. Example: Tatar: Баш (Baş), kazakh: Бас(Bas), head; Turkmen: yyl (year), kazakh: жыл(zhyl).


Every kazakh man is in one of three Zhüz(ЖYЗ), 'Junior zhuz, Middle zhuz & Higher zhuz. There are also tribes in every zhuz.


Kazakh also have three ancient groups: Сак, Гунн, Скиф(Sak, Ghunn, Skif)


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Kazakhs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (697 words)
Kazakh is a member of the so-called Kipchak subgroup of the Turkic family, as for example is Qaraqalpaq.
Kazakh is characterized, in distinction to other Turkic languages, by the presence of /s/ in place of reconstructed proto-Turkic */š/ and /š/ in place of */ç/; furthermore, Kazakh has /j/ (alveodental affricate) where other Turkic languages have /y/ (glide).
Kazakh is one of the principal languages spoken in Kazakhstan, along with Russian.
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