About the Kazakh Language
Kazhak is the national language of Kazhakstan. It is spoken by over 10 million people world over.
It can also be called Kaisak, Kazak, Kosach and has several dialects including Northeastern Kazakh, Southern Kazakh, Western Kazakh.
Kazhak is also used in China, Germany, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.
In 2017, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev decreed that the government would transition from using Cyrillic to the Latin alphabet by 2025.
Translation of the Bible into the Kazakh began with the work of Charles Fraser of the Scottish Missionary Society in 1818 with the book of Matthew.
The New Testament was published in 1820 by the Russian Bible Society. A revised version of this Bible was published in 1880 by British and Foreign Bible Societies. It was also republished in 1887 and 1910. There have been several revisions since then but a modern translation of the entire Kazak Bible was published by Yeni Yaşam Yayınları in 2010 in Istanbul. In 2015 the Kazakh Bible Society also published a new translation of the Bible with two options: a study Bible and a plain text Bible.