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Old 05-21-2017, 02:39 PM
 
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That duo are amazing singers btw, song telling something about Kazakhs,though no idea what they're singing about:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmxB3EnrnWg
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Old 05-23-2017, 01:40 PM
 
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I'm a mixed Asian/White guy from the US, and would really like to visit the country. Are people there mostly friendly? What is the food and bar scene like? Are gay people accepted?
They can be summarized as people who look Asian, follow Islam (slightly more secularized than the middle easterners), and know how to speak Russian (at least the older generation). They have some interesting language/music.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjhsPFsDhLw

if you want to explore their cities there is street view on Yandex (Russian Google)
https://yandex.com/maps/163/astana/?...00%2C76.379994

Also if you want a place that has a blend of European and Asian culture and is more accepting of gays, then maybe the Republic of Kalmykia will work better since the people are Buddhists there and I think Buddhists are not as aggressive towards gays as Muslims and orthodox Christians are, but I might be wrong. Other Buddhist republics in Russia are Buryatia and Tuva.
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Old 05-23-2017, 11:55 PM
 
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Kazakhstan is welcoming enough with progressive or secular natural traits compared to xenophobic Saudi Arabia or Iran. Those mountains surrounding Almaty nearby(Pamir Tian Shan?), the actual city for that one, and Astana are worthwhile to enter. I wonder Kazakhstan never really developed the Caspian Sea region. Able to create a massive resort megalopolis city over there. Adequate sufficiant main incentives to take your airplane to Kazakhstan Central Asia. Nightlife is spot on, and very vibrant in the major urbanite neighborhoods. A vast majority of people aren't even observing the Planet Earth record of unknown bars.
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Old 05-24-2017, 09:34 AM
 
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Kazakhstan is welcoming enough with progressive or secular natural traits compared to xenophobic Saudi Arabia or Iran. Those mountains surrounding Almaty nearby(Pamir Tian Shan?), the actual city for that one, and Astana are worthwhile to enter. I wonder Kazakhstan never really developed the Caspian Sea region. Able to create a massive resort megalopolis city over there. Adequate sufficiant main incentives to take your airplane to Kazakhstan Central Asia. Nightlife is spot on, and very vibrant in the major urbanite neighborhoods. A vast majority of people aren't even observing the Planet Earth record of unknown bars.
Well there is Aktau with 178,187 people, it's not as big and glamorous as Baku, there was project that was initiated by the president back in 2007 to build an entirely new city just north of Aktau to promote tourism, but the project was scrapped in 2013. Any way here are some photos.


http://www.intothegreatwideopen.com/...s/medium-8.jpg


https://airastana.com/portals/4/Dest...ktauDGWide.jpg

and this is what it could've of been if they went through with the project

https://kazakhstan.orexca.com/img/ka...s/aktau1-1.jpg
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Old 09-03-2018, 08:03 PM
 
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I don't really know people from central Asia but in asian games in Jakarta I can see clearly about them in several festivals that are held and there are some matches in the venue, there are many people from Kazaktan, Mongolian, Uzbek, Tajikstan,turks together ,I see Kazahktan they similar mongolians or koreans some look east european "russian" while uzbek, tajik turk their look more like kazaks, iranian ,arabs mixed
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Old 09-11-2018, 02:13 PM
 
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Is the native language in Kazakhstan the same as the native language in Kyrgyzstan?
What about Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan?
Always wondered why Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan were never merged to make one country.
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Old 09-11-2018, 02:38 PM
 
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Is the native language in Kazakhstan the same as the native language in Kyrgyzstan?
What about Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan?
Always wondered why Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan were never merged to make one country.
if they speak the same language, aside from Russian, im sure there would no Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. they would be one country only
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Old 09-11-2018, 03:38 PM
 
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if they speak the same language, aside from Russian, im sure there would no Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. they would be one country only
Their languages are mutually intelligible to some extent (like Swedish and Norwegian, I suppose).
Uzbek and Uyghur are highly intelligible, too (like Scottish English vs American English).

In China, ethnic Kazakhs often understand Uyghur.
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Old 09-13-2018, 10:05 AM
 
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Is the native language in Kazakhstan the same as the native language in Kyrgyzstan?
What about Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan?
Always wondered why Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan were never merged to make one country.
From what I know, Kyrgyzstan speaks Kyrgyz and Kazakhstan speaks Kazakh. They are both Turkic languages, and both belong to the Kipchak subgroup, but this subgroup is further divided up, and Kyrgyz is part of the Kyrgyz–Kipchak group, and Kazakh is part of the Kipchak–Nogai group.

Uzbekistan speaks Uzbek which is also a Turkic language but belongs in the Karluk sub group which also includes the Uyghur language from western China.

Turkmenistan speaks Turkmen and it belongs in the Oghuz subgroup, which is further divided up, and Turkmen is part of the eastern group, the western group includes Turkish and Azerbaijani.

Now that being said Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan all speak Persian/Farsi, though in Afghanistan they call it Dari and in Tajikistan it is called Tajik, but they are all the same.
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