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part of Tajik (Tajikistan) culture. For instance, the Samanid state became a staunch patron of Islamic architecture and spread the Islamo-Persian culture deep into the heart of Central Asia. Also, Ismail Samani, who is considered the father of the Tajik nation, promoted Muslim missionary efforts around the region. The population within Central Asia began firmly accepting Islam in significant numbers, notably in Taraz, now in modern day Kazakhstan. During the Soviet era, efforts to secularize society were largely unsuccessful and the post-Soviet era has seen a marked increase in religious practice. The number of Muslims who fast during the holy month of Ramadan is high; up to 99 % of Muslims in the countryside and 70 % in the cities fasted during the latest month of Ramadan (2004). Most Shia Muslims, particularly the Ismaili reside in the remote Gorno-Badakhshan region as well as certain districts of the southern Khatlon region and in Dushanbe. Among other religions, the Russian Orthodox faith is practiced only by the Russians living therein although the Russian community shrank significantly in the early 1990s. Some other small Christian groups now enjoy relative freedom of worship. There also is a very tiny Jewish community. * Azerbaijani (Azerbaijani language): The Azerbaijani Latin alphabet (Azerbaijani alphabet) used in Azerbaijan is modeled after Turkish since 1991. * Kazakh (Kazakh language): The Kazakh alphabet as used in Kazakhstan is Cyrillic; however, several Romanization schemes exist. Dotted and dotless I, in addition to I with diaraesis (Ï) are employed in the Latin script versions of the Kazakh Wikipedia Commons:Category:Kazakhstan WikiPedia:Kazakhstan Dmoz:Regional Asia Kazakhstan
descent from the Quraish (Quraysh (tribe)), the tribe of the prophet Muhammad. His father, Sheikh Umar, was believed to be a direct descendant in the seventeenth generation of the second righteous Caliph Umar ibn al-Khattab, therefore male members of this family also bore the famous title of ''Khoja'' (''Khwaja''). Sheikh Khoja Umar was a devoted Sufi and one of the followers of Dervish Hasan Bulgari. He arrived in Tashkent with a mission to disseminate Islam. He
descendant in the seventeenth generation of the second godly Caliph Umar ibn al-Khattab, therefore male members of this family also bore the famous title of ''Khoja'' (''Khwaja''). Sheikh Khoja Umar was a devoted Sufi and one of the followers of Dervish Hasan Bulgari. He arrived in Tashkent with a mission to disseminate Islam. Then he went to Bog-i Ston, where at the end of his life Sheikh Khodja Umar has been buried ashore Pscem River. Young Sheihantaur was initiated
plumage is mainly white, with black on its wings. Adults have long red legs and long pointed red beaks, and measure on average Commons:Category:Kazakhstan WikiPedia:Kazakhstan Dmoz:Regional Asia Kazakhstan
Global Uranium Resources to Meet Projected Demand url http: www.iaea.org newscenter news 2006 uranium_resources.html accessdate 2007-03-29 publisher International Atomic Energy Agency year 2006 although some studies indicate underinvestment in the late twentieth century may produce supply problems in the 21st century.
title Падение статуса русского языка на постсоветском пространстве journal Демоскоп Weekly year 2006 issue 251 url http: www.demoscope.ru weekly 2006 0251 tema01.php language Russian Russian belongs to the family of Indo-European languages and is one of three living members of the East Slavic languages. Written examples of Old East Slavonic are attested from the 10th century onwards. In Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, Russian remains a co-official language
of the 1950s and 1960s agricultural "Virgin Lands" program, Soviet citizens were encouraged to help cultivate Kazakhstan's northern pastures. This influx of immigrants (mostly Russians, but also some other deported nationalities, including the Volga Germans) skewed the ethnic mixture and enabled non-Kazakhs to outnumber natives. Independence has caused many of these newcomers and their descendants to emigrate. Modern Kazakhstan is a neo-patrimonial state characterized by considerable
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inançları Cilt 1, Yaşar Kalafat, Berikan, 2007 Publications committed to the subject of Tengrism are more and more frequently published in scientific journals of human sciences in Kyrgyzstan as well as in Kazakhstan. The partisans of this movement endeavor to influence the political circles, and have in fact succeeded in spreading their concepts into the governing bodies. Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev and even more frequently former Kyrgyz president Askar
: worldmusic.nationalgeographic.com worldmusic view page.basic country content.country kazakhstan_672 Kazakhstan Overview forced collectivization (Collectivization in the Soviet Union) under Joseph Stalin’s rule met with massive resistance and major losses and confiscation of livestock. The Silent Steppe. The Story of a Kazakh nomad under Stalin. Livestock in Kazakhstan fell from 7 million cattle to 1.6 million
'''Kazakhstan''' ( Kazakhstan is the 61st most populous (List of countries by population) country in the world, though its population density (List of countries by population density) is among the lowest, at less than 6 people per square kilometre (15 people per sq. mi.). The capital is Astana, where it was moved from Almaty in 1997.
The territory of Kazakhstan has historically been inhabited by nomadic tribes (nomads). This changed in the 13th century, when Genghis Khan occupied the country. Following internal struggles among the conquerors, power eventually reverted to the nomads. By the 16th century, the Kazakhs emerged as a distinct group, divided into three ''jüz'' (ancestor branches occupying specific territories). The Russians began advancing into the Kazakh steppe in the 18th century, and by the mid-19th century all of Kazakhstan was part of the Russian Empire. Following the 1917 Russian Revolution, and subsequent civil war (Russian Civil War), the territory of Kazakhstan was reorganized several times before becoming the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic in 1936, an integral part of the Soviet Union.
Kazakhstan was the last of the Soviet republics to declare independence following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991; the current President (President of Kazakhstan), Nursultan Nazarbayev, has been leader of the country since then. Kazakhstan pursues a balanced foreign policy (Foreign relations of Kazakhstan) and works to develop its economy (Economy of Kazakhstan), especially its dominant hydrocarbon industry. Zarakhovich, Yuri (27 September 2006). "Kazakhstan Comes on Strong", Time Magazine.
Kazakhstan is populated by 131 ethnicities, including Kazakh (Kazakhs) (who make up 63 percent of the population), Russian, Uzbek (Uzbek people), Ukrainian (Ukrainian people), German (Germans), Tatar, and Uyghur (Uyghur people). Kazakhstan allows freedom of religion (Freedom of religion in Kazakhstan). The Kazakh language is the state language, while Russian (Russian language) has equal official status for all levels of administrative and institutional purposes. The constitution of Kazakhstan, CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN: 1. The state language of the Republic of Kazakhstan shall be the Kazakh language. 2. In state institutions and local self-administrative bodies the Russian language shall be officially used on equal grounds along with the Kazakh language.