Society • 28 March, 2018

Minister of Culture and Sports: Over 20% of Kazakhstani speak three languages

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According to the results of the annual survey, in 2017 the share of the population who speaks the state language was 83.1%,  said Minister of Culture and Sports, Arystanbek Mukhamediuly, at the meeting of the Government on the implementation of the State Program for the Development and Functioning of Languages in Kazakhstan.

The share of the adult population, who speaks three languages, was 22.3%.

According to him, in order to implement the project "Organization of training of civil servants in the framework of promotion of trilingualism" in 2017, 610 civil servants of central executive bodies attended state language courses. Nowadays, in Kazakhstan, there are 89 regional centers for teaching the state language. In 2017, in the Language Training Centers, 58 348 students took the state language courses.

Minister also noted that according to the 2017 results, the share of document circulation in the state language was 92%. Of these, 89% are in the central state bodies, 93.3% in the local executive bodies.

According to the Ministry of Information and Communications, the share of media content in the Kazakh language is 72%.

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