Azhiniiaz, Kosybai uly

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Azhiniiaz, Kosybai uly


Born 1824; died 1878. Kara-Kalpak poet; also wrote in Uzbek and Kazakh.

Azhiniiaz wrote popular love and philosophical poetry, with social inequality and the thirst for a better life for the people as its basic theme. His poem Bozatau depicts the Kara-Kalpak uprising for national independence against the Khiva khan in 1858–59.


Tangglaul’i qosïqlar toplamï. Nökis, 1949.
Tangglamalï shïgharmalarï. Nökis, 1965.


Davkaraev, N. Ocherki po istorii dorevoliutsionnoi karakalpakskoi literatury. Tashkent, 1959.
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