Qazaqstan: Kazakhstan Switches To Latin Alphabet

The Kazakh alphabet will be switched to Latin soon. The transition schedule will be made by the government of the country on behalf of President Nursultan Nazarbayev.

“Until the end of 2017, after consulting with scientists and members of the public, a single standard of the new Kazakh alphabet and Latin letters should be developed,” Interfax cited the article in the Egemen Kazakhstan newspaper as saying.

The president explained that they will start training specialists in 2018, which would teach the new alphabet, they will also start the publication of textbooks for secondary schools. Organizational and methodological work will be carried out for two years.

Nazarbayev specified that the Cyrillic alphabet will be used in parallel with Latin.