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The official languages of Kazakhstan are Kazakh with 5,290,000 speakers around the country and Russian which is spoken by 6,230,000 people. Both Kazakh and Russian are used on equal grounds.[1] German (30,400 speakers), Tajiki, Tatar (328,000 speakers), Turkish, Ukrainian (898,000 speakers), Uyghur (300,000 speakers),[2] and Uzbek are officially recognized by the 1997 Language Law, No. 151-1.[3][4] Other languages natively spoken in Kazakhstan are Dungan, Ili Turki, Ingush, Plautdietsch, and Sinte Romani.[5]

A number of more recent immigrant languages, such as Belarusian, Korean, Azeri, and Greek are also spoken.[6]

References

  1. ^ "Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan". Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Retrieved 9 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "The Languages spoken in Kazakhstan". Studycountry. Retrieved 2017-08-11. 
  3. ^ "Kazakhstan". Ethnologue. Retrieved 21 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "О языках в Республике Казахстан". Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Retrieved 9 December 2015. 
  5. ^ "Kazakhstan". Ethnologue. Retrieved 21 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "Kazakhstan". Ethnologue. Retrieved 21 December 2014.