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Does any one know anything about Kazakhstan?

What kind of country is that? What language they speak?

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  • Erik G
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    1 decade ago
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    Oh yes....I've heard about Kazakhstan. It's the Central Asian country that was once the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic of the Soviet Union (existed from 1922 to 1991). Though the oil-rich Kazakhstan is about four times the size of Texas and as large as all of Europe (without the European Russia?), it is very sparsely settled. The popularion is over 40% Kazakh and over 35% Russian, with the remaining 25% for the 100+ nationalities. The capital of that country is Astana, and the largest city is Almaty (Alma-Ata). Kazakhstan's government is a republic, with Nursultan Nazarbayev as the President and Karim Masimov as the Prime Minister. The semi-desert terrain extends west to east from the Caspian Sea to the Altay Mountains and north and south from the plains of Western Siberia to the oases and deserts of Central Asia. Kazakhstan shares borders with Russia, Uzbekistan, China, and Turkmenistan. The climate is humid continental with hot summers and colder winters. The tenge is used as the currency of Kazakhstan.

    As for the language for Kazakhstan, Kazakhs speak Kazakh as the state language. Russian is also used, and it's spoken by a large Russian minority. The Kazakh language is written in the Cyrillic alphabet, which is also used for Russian, Ukrainian, and Bulgarian.

    You may think of Borat every time you hear about Kazakhstan, please bear in mind that the citizens in the real Kazakhstan don't drink horse urine and keep women in cages- as what the fictional movie character claims. (Although I haven't seen "Borat", I've heard about the horse pee drink and women in cages from one magazine article.)

    Source(s): Wikipedia, a volume of the Encyclopedia Americana, and a "People" magazine article on Borat (a.k.a. comedian Sacha Baron Cohen)
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  • 1 decade ago

    OK, Borat has actually nothing to do with Kazakhstan. the movie was shot in Romania, the actor himself is a British Jew and his co-star is Armenian. in the movie, Borat speaks Hebrew and his friend speaks Armenian.

    as to Kazakhstan - it is a former soviet republic, struggling country (like most former soviet republics)

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Its country wich was grown by Russian Empire,after USSR...now its the second country with such rich economy at past soviet world ,only Russia is richer...so Kazakhstan has export of oil......they looks like chinessian,speak in russian and kazakhian........so this country is good for live...So Borat showed romenian poor village,when i heard this funy music i knew already,that its Romenian song......kazakhstan land is always deserts with camels.....

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You need to ask Borat about Kazhahstan!

    Very Nice! Great Succes!

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  • 1 decade ago

    Borat. Under Russia. Kazah and Russian.

    Source(s): I'm Russian.
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  • 1 decade ago

    watch the cultural learnings of Borat. Hi five!! Nice!!

    http://www.borat.tv/

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  • 1 decade ago

    that goofy guy with that movie i believe and don't they speak Russian??

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