Kazakhstan and Xinjiang–Language

Kazakh is a Turkic language that boasts around 13 million speakers, most of whom live in Kazakhstan but others who dwell in Russia and Kazakh subregions of Xinjiang in Western China. Uyghur is also a Turkic language spoken by about 10 million people in Central Asia, 9 million of whom live in Xinjiang.

Kazakh is related closely to Kyrgyz. Uyghur is close enough to Uzbek that linguists sometime dispute whether they’re two different languages.

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