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Translation as language preservation: Why a Kazakh journalist is translating TED Talks

Translation as language preservation: Why a Kazakh journalist is translating TED Talks

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By Krystian Aparta When Kazakh journalist Asqat Yerkimbay learned about TED’s Open Translation Project, he realized it could be instrumental in reviving his native tongue. Under Soviet rule, communicating in Kazakh became viewed as a sign of ignorance, and although it regained its standing as the national language after Kazakhstan declared independence in 1991, Russian []