Kazakh is used in Kazakhstan and parts of Afghanistan, China, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.
The Cyrillic alphabet is officially used for Kazahk in Kazakhstan and the Bayan-Ölgiy Province in Mongolia. It is also used in Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. It was introduced by the Soviet Union in 1940.
The Latin alphabet is unofficially used by Kazakhs in Turkey, Germany, the US, and other Western countries. As with other Central Asian Turkic languages, the Latin alphabet was implemented for Kazakh by the Soviets and used from 1927 to 1940 when it was replaced with Cyrillic.
Arabic script is officially used for Kazakh in the Altay Ili and Kazakh Autonomous Prefectures of China. It is also used in Iran and Afghanistan. It is a modified version based on the Arabic script used for Kazakh before 1927.
Language information at Wikipedia and Ethnologue
Writing system information at Wikipedia and Omniglot
Alternate names for Kazakh include Kaisak, Kosach, and Qazaq
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1) Where is my room?
2) Where is the beach?
3) Where is the bar?
4) Don't touch me there!
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