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Kazakh

Kazakh

Kazakh is a Turkic language, closely related to Turkish, Uzbek, Tatar, and others. It is spoken by about 11 million people in Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Russia, Iran. Kazakh is on the U.S. State Department list of critical languages. Knowledge of Kazakh may lead to special educational and professional opportunities. The economy of Kazakhstan is larger than that of all other Central Asian countries combined, largely due to plentiful natural resources. Kazakhstan‘s wilderness is one of the most beautiful and unique in the world. Knowledge of Kazakh allows you to discover a world of the rich traditions and customs.

Majors & Certificates 

Languages and Cultures of Asia Major, Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies Certificate; visit the Majors & Certificates page for more information.

Advising 

Jennifer Tishler, jtishler@wisc.edu

Study Abroad 

You can study Kazakh in Kazakhstan. Contact International Academic Programs for more information.

Student Organizations 

Kazakh Students Association; browse the Wisconsin Involvement Network for more information.

Internships 

Consider an internship where you can use Kazakh, either in the US or abroad. An internship in any field can complement your language study and can provide valuable professional experience.