Kazakhstan steps up efforts to preserve native tongue | Kazakhstan News | Al Jazeera

Kazakhstan steps up efforts to preserve native tongue

Government says it is concerned that not enough of its citizens can speak their own language properly.

    Kazakhstan's government says it is worried that not enough of its citizens can speak their own language properly.

    The country is spending millions of dollars to project an image of a strong state with a rich language and culture.

    Al Jazeera's Robin Forestier-Walker reports from Almaty as part of our series on cultural protectionism. 

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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