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)
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.
Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Want to know more? Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:
Press Releases |
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m