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Astana, Kazakhstan • 30 November 2022

When Can I Buy the Oxford Qazaq Dictionary?

1,300 pages and four years in the making by the National Bureau of Translations

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Rauan Kenzhekhanuly
Rauan Kenzhekhanuly
Rauan Kenzhekhanuly
Rauan Kenzhekhanuly

So, we built a good relationship, and the dictionary was a logical continuation of our previous projects.

National Bureau of Translations
National Bureau of Translations

One of our partners in Kazakhstan was Baitursynov Institute of Linguistics, a scientific center with a high level of expertise. Our colleagues there believed that [our work] formed a taste for language—or a culture of language. At the scientific council, colleagues recommended that we refrain from adding the more "flamboyant" phrases and words, and Oxford also supported us in this decision.

National Bureau of Translations
National Bureau of Translations

It is important to note that our project received support from the Head of State, and he personally wrote the foreword for the dictionary.

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