Kazakhstan

Print
Official Name
Republic of Kazakhstan
Population

16,673,000 (2012 UNDESA)

Principal Languages
Kazakh, Russian
Literacy Rate
100% (2010 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
Armenian (19,000), Avar (960), Bashkort (21,400), Belarusan (66,500), Chechen (31,400), Chuvash (22,900), Dargwa (640), Eastern Mari (9,090), Erzya (34,400), Gagauz, Georgian (7,700), Greek (47,000), Karachay-Balkar (1,460), Karakalpak, Korean (107,000), Kumyk (550), Kyrgyz (23,300), Lak (620), Lezgi (2,570), Lithuanian (11,000), Nogai (160), North Azerbaijani (85,300), Northern Kurdish (38,300), Ossetic (3,490), Polish (34,100), Pontic, Romanian (33,000), Tabassaran (220), Turkmen (3,270), Udmurt (15,800)
General References
Sebeok 1963
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Kazakhstan is 14. All are living languages. Of these, 2 are institutional, 9 are developing, 2 are in trouble, and 1 is dying.
Products
See full country report.