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Astana, Kazakhstan • 11 December 2022

Aidana Smagul on Quest to Popularize Kazakh Language in Hungary

Hungarians have a keen interest in Central Asia, says the Kazakh teacher

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Aidana Smagul
Aidana Smagul
Aidana Smagul
Aidana Smagul

A new opportunity

Many people with whom I worked had never heard of Kazakhstan. Even when they had, they wouldn’t be aware that we had our own language. They thought we only spoke Russian.

Aidana Smagul
Aidana Smagul

Kazakh as a foreign language

Aidana Smagul
Aidana Smagul

qanağattandyrylmağandyqtaryñyzdan (‘due to your dissatisfaction’).

Besides Hungarian, Kazakh shares agglutinative features with other Turkic languages, as well as Mongol, Korean, some of the indigenous languages in the American continent, and others
Besides Hungarian, Kazakh shares agglutinative features with other Turkic languages, as well as Mongol, Korean, some of the indigenous languages in the American continent, and others

No textbooks?

Aidana Smagul
Aidana Smagul

Hidden kinship

Aidana Smagul
Aidana Smagul
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Kazakh Language
PhD
Hungary
Budapest

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