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Astana, Kazakhstan • 26 August 2022

President on Latin Alphabet: 'Language Cannot Be Treated With Neglect'

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev urged to slow down transition at Kurultai

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We have already tried twice to switch to the Latin script. But unsuccessfully.

President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev
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We must not hurry. It is enough to look at the inscriptions on billboards on the streets and the names of ministries. Our language is distorted. Frankly speaking, it seems repugnant to the nature of the Kazakh language, unnatural and even ridiculous. We do not need such superficial language reform. We need a real reform. Language is the soul of the nation. It cannot be treated with neglect. Therefore, we will accept only the script that will raise the quality of our language. 

President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev
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