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Modern Kazakhstan Culture

Kazakhstan • Further reading

Culture in Kazakhstan

Kazakh culture is largely influenced by the Turkish nomadic lifestyle. Islam was introduced in Kazakhstan between the 7th and 12th centuries. Apart from the sheep, many other traditional foods retain symbolic value in Kazakh culture. Kazakh culture is largely influenced by the Turkish nomadic lifestyle and livestock is central to the lifestyle of the Kazakhs. Their habitat is the yurt.

Kazakh flora

Kazakhstan • Further reading

Flora and Fauna in Kazakstan

The country’s flora and fauna are represented by various species of rare and unique animals and plants, many of which are entered in the Red Book.

About six thousand of plant species vegetate in Kazakhstan, about 500 species of birds, 178 species of animals, 49 species of reptiles, 12 species of amphibians may be encountered in its spaciousness and about 100 species of fishes – in the rivers and lakes.

There are juniper forests and alpine meadows there, apple trees and walnuts are growing in the gorges. 

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