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Uzbek
O'zbek, Ўзбек, أۇزبېك
Native to

 Uzbekistan

 Kyrgyzstan

 Afghanistan

 Kazakhstan

 Turkmenistan

 Tajikistan

 Russia

 China
Native speakers 40 million  (2012)
Language family
Turkic
  • Uyghur Turkic
    • Uzbek
Writing system Uzbek alphabet
Official status
Official language in  Uzbekistan

Uzbek (O'zbek tili or O'zbekcha in Latin script, Ўзбек тили or Ўзбекча in Cyrillic script; أۇزبېك تیلی in Arabic script) is a Turkic language. It is the official language of Uzbekistan. It has about 40 million native speakers. It is spoken by the Uzbeks in Uzbekistan and elsewhere in Central Asia. Uzbek belongs to the southeastern Turkic or Uyghur family of Turkic languages.


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