Understanding The Kyrgyz Language & Providing Professional Kyrgyz Interpreters, Translators and Transcriptionists
American Language Services (ALS) understands the importance of working in the Kyrgyz language. For over a Quarter of a Century, American Language Services has worked with the Kyrgyz language as well as hundreds of others from around the world. We offer comprehensive language services 24 hours, 7 days a week worldwide by providing Kyrgyz interpreting, translation and transcriptions services along with hundreds of other languages and dialects. Our linguists are native speakers and writers who are screened, credentialed, certified, field tested and experienced in a number of specific industry settings. The Kyrgyz language is unique and has very specific origins and characteristics.
What Is Kyrgyz
A member of the Turkic subfamily of Altaic languages, it is spoken in Kyrgyzstan and in the Pamir Mountains on the border between Tajikistan, Afghanistan, and China. The language belongs to the northwestern, or Kipchak, division of the Turkic languages and is closely related to Kazak, Karakalpak, and Nogay.
The Religious Demographics of Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyz, along with Russian, is the official language of Kyrgyzstan, spoken by about 4 million people, it is closely related to Altay and more distantly to Kazakh. Kyrgyzstan is a Central Asia landlocked country bordered by Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. The Population of Kyrgyzstan is 75% Muslim, 20% Russian Orthodox and 5% other. During Soviet times, state atheism was encouraged. Today, however, Kyrgyzstan is a secular state, although Islam has exerted a growing influence in politics. While Islam in Kyrgyzstan is more of a cultural background than a devout daily practice for many, public figures have expressed support for restoring religious values. Kyrgyzstan remains a religiously open republic, rare for its Central-Asian location.
The Kyrgyzstan Mastery of Kyrgyz and Public Reception
One important difference between Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan is that the Kyrgyz people's mastery of their own language is almost universal, whereas the linguistic phase of national identity is not as clear in the much larger area and population of Kazakhstan. As in Kazakhstan, mastery of the "titular" language among the resident Europeans of Kyrgyzstan is very rare. In the early 1990s, the Akayev government pursued an aggressive policy of introducing Kyrgyz as the official language, forcing the remaining European population to use Kyrgyz in most public situations.
Who are You Going to Trust with Your Vital Kyrgyz Language Needs?
The Kyrgyz language is an important language worldwide. It is vital to understand the general nature and specific idiosyncrasies of Kyrgyz. Since 1985, ALS has provided outstanding Kyrgyz interpreters, translators and transcriptionsts worldwide.
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