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Uzbek 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 Uzbekistan ; more on flag and symbols; Anthem (words); Anthem (music)

Map of Uzbekistan and Quick Facts ; More Maps

UCLA Language Profile - Uzbek

Uzbekistan Images

Famous Uzbeks

Uzbek Music

Megasites

Search Engine Colossus - Uzbekistan Links to primary Uzbek language search engines and gateways.

REESWeb - Search Uzbekistan Do a "search keyword" for "Uzbekistan" 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 - Uzbekistan Created and maintained by the LoC Area Studies Directorate.

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

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

Websites on Central Asia and Uzbekistan By Mark Dickens, contains a good selection of general regional and Uzbek specific websites.

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

Professional Organizations, Online Journals and Library Consortia

Idealist.org - Uzbekistan "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, Programs and Centers of Study

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

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

Language Materials

Uzbek Language- Wikipedia General article with examples and external links.

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

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

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

Introduction to the Uzbek Language The "Principal Orthographic Rules For The Uzbek Language" is a translation of the Uzbekistan Cabinet of Minister's Resolution No. 339, of August 24, 1995 with its accompanying addendum.

DLIFLC - Field Support Modules - Uzbek Familiarization Includes: Cultural Orientation, 15 common phrases, basic language guide and more.

Orthographic Rules for the Uzbek Language By Mark Dickens, contains a section of Pronunciation, a Word List, and a sketch of the Grammar.

Outline of Uzbek Grammar Translated by Mark Dickens, the title says it all.

New Uzbek Latin Alphabet By Mark Dickens, once more, the title says it all.

LanguagesOnTheWeb.com - Uzbek Large list of links to Uzbek language and country/culture sites. Not all functional and not all freeshare.

I Love Languages.com - Uzbek A small collection of links to language and cultural websites.

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

Online Dictionaries

YourDictionary.com - Uzbek Large dictionary portal offers general and specialized online dictionaries; slim pickins for Uzbek.

Isman Online Uzbek Dictionary Claims to have 33,000+ words in Uzbek English dictionary.

Uzbek-English Online Dictionary Basic online dictionary.

Online Media and News

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

OnlineNewspapers.com - Uzbekistan Small election of national newspapers.

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

Voice of America - Uzbek Voice of America news broadcasting in target language.

BBC - Uzbek.com BBC news broadcasts in Uzbek.

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

TvRadioWorld - Uzbekistan About: "TvRadioWorld is an informational directory dealing with radio and television broadcasters worldwide." Site allows you to bookmark favorite radio stations for listening.

History, Culture, Religion

WWW Virtual Library - Uzbekistan Large index to sites related to Uzbekistan and Uzbek history.

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

Wikipedia - Culture of Uzbekistan Article provides overview of culture with links to Islam and Music.

About Uzbekistan - Culture and Tradition From the Embassy of Uzbekistan to U.S. website.

Government and Politics

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

Country Studies

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

Uzbekistan - 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.

DLIFLC - Uzbekistan in Perspective Online familiarization course. Chapters include: Country Profile, Geography, History, Economy, Society, and Security; also has an End-ofCourse Test/Assessment.

CIA World Factbook - Uzbekistan Good resource site for information on Geography, People, Government, Economy, Communications, Transportation, Military, and Transnational Issues.

BBC News Country Profiles - Uzbekistan 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 - Uzbekistan 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 - Uzbekistan 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 - Uzbekistan (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 - Central Asia: Uzbekistan "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 - Uzbekistan 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 - Uzbekistan The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is the world's largest humanitarian organization, with 178 member National Societies.

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

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) - Mission of the Republic of Uzbekistan to NATO The NATO homepage is an excellent resource for information on member and affiliate nations and their policies and activities in the world at large.

Travel Guides

Lonely Planet Destinations - Uzbekistan 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 - Uzbekistan 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 - Uzbekistan Includes links to history, basics, transportation, dining, shopping and climate.