Kazakhstan to switch from Cyrillic to Latin alphabet

The country of Kazakhstan has announced it will change its alphabet from Cyrillic to Latin. The move is part of a modernization and development effort. But the move is also viewed as an attempt to distance the language from Russian and promote nationalism.

"The Latin alphabet will have 32 letters. Certain sounds will be covered by the use of apostrophes. The change over is scheduled to be fully implemented by 2025.

This probably means that the text on banknotes will also be modified. 

Steven Sunday 29 October 2017 at 3:10 pm | | news
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