Languages in Kazakhstan

1_Languages in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is a multiethnic state. Currently, apart from Kazakhs, making 65% of the total population, more than 120 nations and ethnic groups live in Kazakhstan. It is a bilingual country: the Kazakh language has the status of the “state” language, while Russian is declared the “official” language, and is used routinely in business.

President Nursultan Nazarbayev has called Kazakhstan citizens to learn three languages – Kazakh, Russian and English. “Kazakhstan has to know its official language – the Kazakh language. The Russian language is the language of our big neighbor and one of the six UN languages. This language enabled us to access the great literature, the great culture. We need the English language to enter the global arena,” said the President.

More and more foreign companies operating in Kazakhstan need to communicate using local languages. Trade negotiations, business transactions, export and import deals, financial agreements, business contracts, and more, are all enabled thanks to the services of professional translators.

We, at FORTE are not only providing a much needed service in Kazakhstan, we are also keeping the beauty and diversity of languages alive.