Uzbek

Uzbek belongs to the Turkic languages and is spoken by almost 24 million people in Uzbekistan and other countries, such as Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Tajikistan. In the 14th century an early form of Uzbek, Chagatai ( named after one of the sons of Genghis Khan}, written with the Arabic script, emerged as a literary language. In 1927 a version of the Latin alphabet replaced the Arabic script, and was in turn replaced by the Cyrillic alphabet in 1940. Recently, moves have been made to reintroduce the Latin alphabet.

Map of Uzbek language speakers.
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Map of Uzbek language speakers.

Basic stats

Total speakers: 23.5 million

Main Countries: Uzbekistan, also spoken in Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Russia, China, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, USA

Alternate names: Özbek

ISO 639-3 Code: uzb


Language Sample

Барча одамлар ?р?ин, қадр-қиммат ба ҳуқуқларда танг бўлиб туғиладилар. Улар ақл ва виждон ?оҳибидилар ва бир-бирла ига биродарларча муомала қилишлари зарур. (Cycillic)

Barcha odamlar erkin, qadr-qimmat ba huquqlarda tang bo'lib tug'iladilar. Ular aql va vijdon sohibidilar va bir-birla iga birodarlarcha muomala qilishlari zarur (Latin)

(Declaration of Human Rights, Article 1)



Product Availability

The following products are currently available in Uzbek:

  • For Consumers

(Coming soon)

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