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Kazakh language (қазақ тілі) is the Kazakhstan’s state language, which belongs to the Turkic group of languages.
One of the distinctive features of the Kazakh language are frequent borrowings from Persian and Arabic.
There are three main dialects of the Kazakh language, the western, north-eastern and the southern one.
The history of writing in Kazakh language is quite interesting: it started with the runic script, then the Arabic alphabet was used, from 1929 to 1940, the Latin alphabet was used, and later, the Cyrillic one, which is used in Kazakhstan to this day. Nevertheless, transition to the Latin alphabet is planned for 2025.
Also interesting is the fact that since Kazakhstan gained independence purist tendencies have been observed in the Kazakh language. Kazakh neologisms are now used instead of international words.