COM has chosen English as your language setting. World What traces of chemical weapons could OPCW investigators still find in Syria? News Kazakhstan to change from Cyrillic to Script latin alphabet The Kazakh language will change from Cyrillic to Latin script as part of a modernization and development effort. The move is also viewed as an attempt to distance the language from Russian and promote nationalism.
Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev on Friday announced the country’s alphabet will gradually switch from Cyrillic to Latin script. Kazakh, a Turkic language, currently uses a modified Cyrillic alphabet with 42 letters. The Latin alphabet will have 32 letters. Certain sounds will be covered by the use of apostrophes.