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  • Apr 05, 2012
  • 12:35 PM

Is It Possible for English-Mongolian Bilingualism?

Siarl Ferdinand / UB Post
Seven years ago, President Ts.Elbegdorj shocked Mongolians by announcing that the nation would become bilingual, with English as the second language. Mongolian is a relatively small language, landlocked between two international giants, Russian and Chinese. As Elbegdorj pointed, English would be the definitive tool to open windows on the wider world.
  • Jan 10, 2012
  • 01:17 AM

China develops minority language translation software

China Daily
BEIJING - China on Friday announced five software applications designed to further promote and standardize the use of minority languages. These programs include electronic dictionaries for the characters of the Yi and Zhuang ethnic groups, a proofreading tool for the Zhuang ethnic language, and transcoding applications for the languages of the Tibetan, Uygur, Kazakh and Kyrgyz ethnicities, according to a statement released Friday by the State Ethnic Affairs Commission.
  • Oct 18, 2011
  • 05:22 AM

Kazakhstan's Russians Don't Want Russian Language Downgraded

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
ALMATY, Kazakhstan -- Leaders of Kazakhstan's Russian community have criticized an open letter by Kazakh intellectuals calling for Russian to be stripped of its status as an official language, RFE/RL's Kazakh Service reports.
  • Aug 10, 2011
  • 05:51 PM

Kazakhstan uses Russian experience in language policy

Trend News Agency
The new bill on language policy, to be unveiled in Kazakhstan by September 1, is based on the best international experience, including the Russian federal law on the state language, an official said, Itar-Tass reported.
  • Jul 29, 2011
  • 02:31 PM

Twitterati Embrace Kazakh Language

Joanna Lillis / EurasiaNet
Twitter is buzzing this week with the melodies of Kazakh as Kazakhstan’s Twitterati launched a campaign to encourage the use of the language on the social network. The #kzday campaign got off to a lively start on July 27. The date wasn’t chosen by chance. It was a Wednesday, an auspicious day for Kazakhs on which they like to embark on new enterprises, and organizers say #kzday will take place every Wednesday.
  • Jun 18, 2011
  • 03:11 PM

In Central Asia, Russian wave ebbs away

Clare Nuttall / Russia Beyond the Headlines
In Central Asia, the Russian minority is dramatically shrinking. In Kazakhstan, Russians assimilate; elsewhere, they wait with the proverbial suitcase under the bed.
  • Apr 24, 2011
  • 12:40 AM

State language development

Caspionet
Contributing to the reinforcement of inter-ethnic harmony, the state language’s status and preserving other languages are among the tasks of the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan.
  • Apr 20, 2011
  • 10:08 AM

Two languages of Kazakhstan

The Voice of Russia
There are several reasons for this “do be status” of two languages for Kazakhstan – Russian and Kazakh. First reason is, of course, national composition, because there are Russians living there and the Kazakh majority...

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