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Population And Culture

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The ethnic picture of modern-day Kazakhstan is incredibly varied, thanks to the whims of history and the social experiments of Comrade Stalin. On the whole it is customary to divide the population of Kazakhstan into two main groups: the 'Europeans' (Russians and other Slavs, Germans, etc.) and the 'Asians' (primarily all the Turkic people - the Kazakhs, Uzbeks, Uygurs and so on). National and ethnic tolerance is a government policy in Kazakhstan. The climatic and living conditions for the Kazakhs' ancestors and other people of Central Eurasia were harsh. Beshbarmak consists of several types of meat, but its piquancy is given by dried horse meat. Women in Kazakh society, be it traditional or contemporary society, are afforded considerable attention. Female representatives of the elder generation are shown the same marks of respect as their male counterparts.

Keywords: Asians; beshbarmak; Europeans; Kazakhstan; Turkic people



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