Кишкене Шаҳзада / Kishkene Shahzada — in Karakalpak Language, both in cyrillic (above) or in latin (below).

I’ve just got some new great friends from Karakalpakstan, an autonomous republic that is currently part of Uzbekistan. One of them is Purkhanova Moldir. Currently they are trying to send me both the cyrillic and latin editions of printed book. Meanwhile, they also sent me the electronic edition that I’ve tried to print as a temporary book.

Karakalpak / Qaraqalpaq tili / Қарақалпақ тили / قاراقالپاق تىلى is a Turkic language spoken by Karakalpaks in Karakalpakstan. It is divided into two dialects, Northeastern Karakalpak and Southeastern Karakalpak. Karakalpak is a member of the Kipchak branch of Turkic languages, which includes Kazakh, Bashkir, Tatar, Kumyk, Karachay, Nogai, and Kyrgyz. Due to its proximity to Uzbek, much of Karakalpak’s vocabulary and grammar has been influenced by Uzbek. Karakalpak is one of the official languages in the Republic of Karakalpakstan (besides Uzbek language).