Society • 15 November, 2018

Kazakhstan hosted the first "Public dictation" in Latin

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In Kazakhstan, the first “Public Dictation” in Latin was held, in which about 2 million inhabitants of our country took part. The republican action was organized by the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan as part of the implementation of the Action Plan for the translation of the Kazakh language into the Latin script, approved by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan. This is the press service of the Ministry.

Opening the nationwide campaign, the Minister of Culture and Sports Arystanbek Mukhamediuly noted that the transition of the Kazakh language to the Latin script is a new factor in the spiritual renewal of Kazakhstan.

“The head of state ordered to gradually translate the Kazakh language into Latin graphics. And our first nationwide dictation in the Latin alphabet is a practical step towards the modernization of public consciousness. The scale of the event and the interest of Kazakhstanis speak about our universal desire for spiritual renewal, ”said the minister.

In Astana, the initiative of the ministry was supported by well-known cultural figures, writers, eminent artists and athletes.

The National Academic Library together with the Minister wrote dictation famous Kazakhstani artists - the world famous opera singer Mayra Mukhamedkyzy, ballet dancer Bakhtiyar Adamzhan, writers Roza Mukanova and Konysbay Abilov, culture expert Kentau Nazarbek, poetess Zhanat Aymukhamba, athletes, and gymnastics, Kentau Nazarbek, cultural poet, Zanat Aymukhamba, cultural athletes, Kentau Nazarbek, cultural expert, gymnastics, Kentau Nazarbek, poetess Zhanat Aymukhamba, athletes, and sportsmen of Kentau Nazarbek; medalist of international competitions Azamat Mukanov and others.

“The dictation was simple for me, there was no particular difficulty, especially since I had once written in Kazakh in Kazakh in Latin letters. Of course, time, patience and understanding are necessary for the transition to a new alphabet. But this is necessary for future generations, and I think this is right and timely, ”says Mayra Mukhamedkyzy.

The republican campaign covered all regions of the republic. In the special audiences prepared by the regional departments for the development of languages, the dictation of more than 1.5 million Kazakhstanis was simultaneously written. In addition, a huge number of those willing to participate online (remotely) - live on Shalkar radio stations, Kazakh radio stations and on,

According to the organizers of the action, the main task is to popularize the new Kazakh alphabet based on the Latin script. The dictation on the theme of “Rouhani zaganu” was simple, accessible to all participants - from schoolchildren to the older generation. The text consisted of 80 words. The duration of the dictation was 30 minutes.

The written version of the text was published and available immediately after the completion of the dictation on the sites,, where each participant was able to check and evaluate his own level of knowledge of the new Kazakh alphabet. Many participants who wished to confirm their participation in the nationwide dictation sent screenshots of their texts to the organizers via WhashApp.

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