Uzbek (Ўзбек тили / O'zbek tili / أۇزبېك ﺗﻴﻠی)

Uzbek is a Turkic language with about 16.5 million speakers mainly in Uzbekistan. but also in Australia, China, Germany, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkey (Asia), Turkmenistan, Ukraine and the USA.

An early form of Uzbek, known as Chagatai (one of the sons of Genghis Khan) and written with the Arabic script, emerged as a literary language in the 14th century. A version of the Latin alphabet replaced the Arabic script in 1927, and was in turn replaced by the Cyrillic alphabet in 1940. Recently, moves have been made to reintroduce the Latin alphabet.

Arabic alphabet for Uzbek (ئۇزبېك الفباسى)

Arabic alphabet for Uzbek

Cyrillic alphabet for Uzbek (ўзбек алифбоси)

Cyrillic alphabet for Uzbek

Latin alphabet for Uzbek (o’zbek alifbosi) - 1995 version

Latin alphabet for Uzbek

Uzbek sample text

Arabic alphabet

Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the Uzbek Arabic alphabet

Cyrillic alphabet

Барча одамлар эрҝин, қадр-қиммат ва ҳуқуқларда танг бўлиб туғиладилар. Улар ақл ва виждон соҳибидирлар ва бир-бирларига биродарларча муомала қилишлари зарур.

Latin alphabet

Barcha odamlar erkin, qadr-qimmat va huquqlarda tang bo'lib tug'iladilar. Ular aql va vijdon sohibidirlar va bir-birlariga birodarlarcha muomala qilishlari zarur.

A recording of this text

Translation

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

Information about Uzbek | Uzbek phrases | Uzbek numbers | Tower of Babel in Uzbek | Uzbek learning materials

Links

Information about the Uzbek language
http://www.oxuscom.com/250words.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uzbek_language

Online Uzbek lessons
http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Uzbek_language
http://home.unilang.org/wiki3/index.php/Uzbek_lessons
http://www.languageinstitute.wisc.edu/cails/lessons.html

Uzbek phrases
http://www.orexca.com/uzbek_language.shtml
http://uzbek-glossary.com

Learn Turkic languages - Turkish, Turkmen and Uzbek
http://www.xs4all.nl/~iamback/turkic/

Online Uzbek dictionaries
http://www.uzbek-dictionary.com
http://www.ismanov.com
http://www.turkbirlik.gen.tr/

Online Uzbek radio
http://www.bbc.co.uk/uzbek/
http://www.ozodlik.org

Turkic languages

Altay, Äynu, Azerbaijani, Bashkir, Chuvash, Crimean Tatar, Gagauz, Karachay-Balkar, Karaim, Karakalpak, Kazakh, Khakas, Krymchak, Kumyk, Kyrgyz, Nogai, Old Turkic, Salar, Shor, Tatar, Teleut, Tofa, Turkish, Turkmen, Tuvan, Urum, Uyghur, Uzbek, Yakut

Other languages written with the Arabic, Cyrillic and Latin alphabets.


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