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The ethnic balance has since shifted, with Kazakhs now making up 69 percent of the oil-rich nation's population of 18 million, while ethnic Russians account for just a fifth.
The figure of Abai, the 19th century visionary, the deeply spiritual poet of the steppe, looms large over Kazakh poetry.
Again on June 10, 2017, it was reported that at least 10 Kazakhs were arrested by the police in Karamay City of Xinjiang for having "close ties" ties with Uyghurs.
Despite the loss, Philippine head coach Francis Vicente was still pleased with the fight his squad brought against the Kazakhs.
Almost all of the nineteenth century travelers who visited the region and regions adjacent to it were unanimous in stating that the commitment of the Kazakhs to Islam was only nominal (Georgi 1799:140, Levshin 1832:53-5, Bronevsky 1830:170-71, Herman 1822:219, Sotnikov 1872:771-90, Fredericks 1869: 690-7, Gaines 1874:42).
Indicators of haplotype diversity h, the genetic distances based on frequencies of mtDNA haplogroups for determination of the phylogenetic relationships of the Kazakhs with other nations were determined according to the work of (Nei, 1988).
from the standpoint of existence of language, decrease in Kazakh language vitality still manifests itself as distortion of ratio of Kazakh native speakers to total number of ethnic Kazakhs, wide spreading of Kazakh-Russian hybrid in light of the advancement of Russian-Kazakh bilingualism, insignificant number of monolingual Kazakhs (Kazakh language only).
Kazakh officials have tried to respond to Cohen's depiction of their country.
A key characteristic in this country, dating back to the Soviet era, is the presence of a relatively big number of ethnic Kazakh women in high-level positions.
Lieutenant Colonel William Lahue, USA, Chief, Office of Defense Cooperation (ODC) Almaty, requested the mobile education team (MET) to train the largest possible number of Kazakh personnel as rapidly as possible on the policies and procedures involved in U.
From the few references that the letters and narratives make to non-Slavic native peoples, all that can really be said is that peasant writers tended towards practical descriptions that reveal some clear prejudices (the references to Kazakhs are a case in point) but were rarely focused on justifying, explaining, or even trying to make anything out of cultural or religious difference.
I can understand why many traditional Kazakhs continue to live in yurts.

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