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Focus Kazakhstan–Thinking Collections:
Telling Tales

 

Kazakhstan has been inhabited since the Paleolithic period. Its etymology comes from kazakh, meaning 'wanderer', and stan, which in Persian means 'land'. And so the country—ninth largest in the world—is literally translated to 'land of the wanderers'. From Genghis Khan's Mongolian Empire to the rise and fall of the Soviet Union, the land and its inhabitants have witnessed social, political, cultural and spiritual transformations, while the voracious extraction of its rich natural resources has made it into the most economically dominant country in Central Asia.

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Ocula
November 15, 2018

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Courtesy of Michael Wilson