Kyrgyz lawmaker proposes switch to Latin script from Cyrillic


BISHKEK -- A Kyrgyz lawmaker is proposing that Kyrgyzstan abandon its Russian-based Cyrillic script and adopt Latin script, AKIpress reported.

Altynbek Sulaimanov made his suggestion at a session of parliament on Wednesday (September 11).

Statesmen including Kasym Tynystanov (1901-1938) founded an earlier version of the Kyrgyz alphabet by basing it on Latin script, he said.

"This is a ... very good contribution to the development of the Kyrgyz language, as well as a good step in learning English," said Sulaimanov.

Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan began their own transitions to Latin script in the early 1990s and 2017, respectively.

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| 2019-09-11

I, too, support it completely.
Moldova, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan switched to Latin script already.