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Kazakh Language Fonts

Yahoo! Search - Free Language Sites

Because font sites come and go on the Internet, the best service SEELRC can provide its users is this Yahoo! Search "find it yourself" link.

Introductions

Flag of Kazakhstan; more on flag and symbols; Anthem (words); Anthem (music)

Map of Kazakhstan and Quick Facts; More Maps

UCLA Language Profile - Kazakh

Kazakstan Images

Famous Kazakhs

More Kazakh Cuisine

Kazakh Music

Megasites

Search Engine Colossus - Kazakhstan Links to primary Kazakh language search engines and gateways.

REESWeb - Search Kazakhstan Do a "search keyword" for "Kazakhstan" in the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Russian and East European Studies website database. Strong in links throughout Eastern and Central Europe as well as with the NIS.

Library of Congress Portals to the World - Kazakhstan Created and maintained by the LoC Area Studies Directorate.

Yahoo - Regional, Countries Links - Kazakhstan Excellent Yahoo search engine links for countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.

DMOZ Open Directory - Kazakhstan Extensive resources page, includes links to Interactive Portals, Music and Art, Country/Regions, etc.

Google.com Search - Preset for Kazakh The Google search engine has been preset for you to search the Internet using the Kazakh language. Also ideal for target language lexical and contextual searches and other language-oriented uses. Requires Kazakh fonts. (Also included in Language Materials links below.)

Language Materials

UCLA Language Materials Project: Teaching Materials for Less Commonly Taught Languages Outstanding site for both online and published resources - not just for teachers. Select "Kazakh," "All Materials," and "All Levels" for full display.

Kazakh Writing System Basic introduction to Kazakh alphabet with collections of links to audio files and language related websites.

Orientaal's links to Turkic languages - Kazakh Some rare finds in this language resource site.

I Love Languages.com - Kazakh Not much for Kazakh.

Kazakh Language Resources This is intended as a language resource site for people adopting children from Kazakhstan. Some good finds.

Language Reference Guide for Kazah A sketch of Kazakh grammar and more basic material.

Wikipedia - Kazakh Language Like the Wikipedia itself, this article on the Kazakh language will grow.

NATO Online Library - Kazakh Language Module Publication examining NATO cooperation with Partner countries through the Partnership for Peace and the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council.

Google.com Search - Preset for Kazakh The Google search engine has been preset for you to search the Internet using the Kazakh language. Also ideal for target language lexical and contextual searches and other language-oriented uses. Requires Kazakh fonts. (Also included in Language Materials links below.)

Online Dictionaries

YourDictionary.com - Kazakh Large dictionary portal offers general and specialized online dictionaries; little in the way of Kazakh.

Online Media and News

Kidon Media-Link: Kazakhstan Links to online newspapers, magazines, TV and radio stations from this giant news portal.

OnlineNewspapers.com - Kazakhstan Good selection of national newspapers - with some regional.

BBC - Kazakh.com BBC news broadcasts in Kazakh.

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty - Kazakh News Service Latest news reports in English and Kazakh.

Yahoo! News - Kazakhstan Latest news in English from a variety of news sources.

History and Culture

Wikipedia - History of Kazakhstan Excellent encyclopedia article with addition links to important periods and personalities.

WWW Virtual Library - Central Asia - Kazakhstan Large index to Centeral Asian sites.

Government and Politics

Governments on the WWW - Kazakhstan Includes links to National Institutions and Government sites including President and most Ministries; Embassies in foreign countries, Political Parties, etc.

Country Studies

Wikipedia - Kazakhstan Excellent online encyclopedia article covering geography, history, military, culture, etc. with links to Internet resources

Kazakhstan - A Country Study Exceptionally detailed presentation from the Library of Congress. Includes sections on: Geography, Society, Economy, Government and Politics, Very Detailed History and Historical Development, Contemporary Trends, etc. CIA World Factbook - Kazakhstan Good resource site for information on Geography, People, Government, Economy, Communications, Transportation, Military, and Transnational Issues.

BBC News Country Profiles - Kazakhstan Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries; also biographic sketches of leaders, essay on media, and historic timelines. They also include audio and video clips from the BBC archives.

Country Analyses

U.S. Department of State Background Notes - Kazakhstan Background Notes are updated/revised as they are received from regional bureaus and are added to the database of the Department of State web site. Categories include: Geography, People, History, Government, Political Conditions, Economy, Defense, Foreign Relations, U.S. Relations, and Travel/Business.

International Monetary Fund - Kazakhstan Latest developments in Peace and Security, Economic Development, Humanitarian Aid/Refugees, Environment/Shelter, Human Rights, Women/Children/Population, Health/Poverty/Food Security, Culture/Education.

The World Trade Organization - Kazakhstan (Observer) "The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world’s trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal is to help producers of goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business."

Energy Information Administration Country Analysis Briefs - Kazakhstan "The Energy Information Administration (EIA), created by Congress in 1977, the a statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Energy. We provide policy-independent data, forecasts, and analysis to promote sound policy making efficient markets and public understanding regarding energy and its interaction with the economy and environment."

World Health Organization - Kazakhstan About WHO" "The World Health Organization, the United Nations specialized agency for health, was established on 7 April 1948. WHO's objective, as set out in its Constitution, is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health is defined in WHO's Constitution as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."

International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies - Kazakhstan The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is the world's largest humanitarian organisation, with 178 member National Societies.

Amnesty International - Kazakhstan Amnesty International is a champion defender of human rights worldwide. Familiarity with a given country's human rights issues can provide a unique insight into many other aspects of its culture and politics.

Human Rights Watch - Kazakhstan Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world.

Travel Guides

Lonely Planet Destinations - Kazkhstan The people at the offbeat Lonely Planet website are not your typical travel guides -- they're very bright and know what they're talking about. Their goal is not to "sell the country" to travelers. Instead, they tell it how it is. Typical headings include: "Warnings" (in case travel is not recommended - the "why's"); Facts for the Traveler, When to Go, Events, Money and Costs, Attractions, Off the Beaten Track, Activities, History, Culture, Environment, Getting There and Away, Getting Around, and Further Reading and Related Weblinks.

Wikitravel - Kazakhstan Wikitravel - by the people, for the people. Wikitravel is a project to create a free,complete, up-to-date, and reliable world-wide travel guide. Still coming into being with some countries.

Yahoo Travel Guide - Kazakhstan Includes links to history, basics, transportation, dining, shopping and climate.

Professional Organizations and Library Consortia

Idealist.org - Kazakhstan "Action without borders" offers list of national non-profit professional and social organizations.

American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages (AATT) AATT, "founded in 1985 as the American Association of Teachers of Turkish, is a private, non-profit, non-political organization of individuals interested in the languages of the Turks. In 1993, the members voted to expand and include all languages of the Turks. The objective of the Association is to advance and improve the teaching of the languages of the Turks; to promote study, criticism, and research in the field of the languages and literatures of the Turks; and to further the common interests of teachers of these subjects."

American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies "The Association represents American scholarship in the field of Russia, Central Eurasian, Central and East European studies. Representatives of the AAASS sit on such bodies as the US State Department's Advisory Committee on the Soviet/East European Research and Training Act (1983), and the International Congress for Central and East European Studies (ICCEES). It is a constituent society of the American Council of Learned Societies."

International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) IREX is the premier US nonprofit organization specializing in higher education, independent media, Internet development, and civil society programs in the United States, Europe, Eurasia, the Near East, and Asia.

Universities and Centers of Study

U.S. Institutions Teaching Kazakh From Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) at the University of Minnesota. Search LCTL list of primary US universities offering instruction in the Kazakh language.

Kazakhstan: Colleges and Universities Links to major institutions of higher learning.

Colleges and Universities - Kazakhstan Another link site to institutions of higher learning.