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4 September, 2019 21:15

Evolution and functioning of languages in the Republic of Kazakhstan

Evolution and functioning of languages in the Republic of Kazakhstan

The state program of development and functioning of languages in the Republic of Kazakhstan


The state program of development and functioning of languages in the Republic of Kazakhstan for 2011-2020 provides maintaining the harmonious language policy providing full-scale functioning of state language as the major factor of national unity strengthening at preservation of languages of all ethnoses, living in Kazakhstan.


Key indicators:

  • increase of the share of adult population that speaks the state language according to "Kaztest" results to 20 % by 2014, to 80 % by 2017, to 95 % by 2020;
  • increase of the share of school graduates speaking the state language at В1 level to 70 % by 2017, to 100 % by 2020;
  • increase of the share of the Kazakh language content in state-owned mass media to 53 % by 2014, to 60 % by 2017, to 70 % by 2020;
  • increase of the population’s satisfaction with the activities of onomastic commissions regarding observance of principles of transparency and public access to discussion of decision-making process to 60 % by 2014, to 75 % by 2017, to 90 % by 2020;
  • increase of the share of arranged terminological fund of the Kazakh language to 20 % by 2014, to 60 % by 2017, to 100 % by 2020;
  • increase of the share of the country’s adult population speaking the Russian language to 90 % by 2020;
  • increase of the share of ethnic groups embraced by native languages courses in the national-cultural associations to 60 % by 2014, to 80 % by 2017, to 90 % by 2020;
  • increase of the share of the country’s population speaking English to 10 % by 2014, to 15 % by 2017, to 20 % by 2020;
  • increase of the share of population speaking three languages (Kazakh, Russian and English) to 10 % by 2014, to 12 % by 2017, to 15 % by 2020.
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