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Karakalpak

Karakalpak is spoken mainly in the Karakalpakstan Autonomous Republic of Uzbekistan by ethnic Karakalpaks.

Karakalpak was written using Arabic script until 1928. From 1928 to 1940 it used the Latin alphabet. After that, the Cyrillic alphabet was used. Following Uzbek independence in 1991 the Cyrillic alphabet has gradually been replaced by the Latin alphabet.


Latin alphabet:

[Karakalpak using the Latin alphabet]

Cyrillic alphabet:

[Karakalpak using the Cyrillic alphabet]

Language information at Wikipedia and Ethnologue

Writing system information at Omniglot

Alternate names for Karakalpak include Karaklobuk, Klobouki, Tchorny, and Qaraqalpaq tili


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