Kazakh voice-over production made simple
As an established Kazakh voice-over agency, Matinée has been providing a professional Kazakh Voice-Over Service and Kazakh Subtitling Service for over 25 years. We offer a selection of the very best Kazakh voice talent, at a price you can afford.
Whether you are looking for Kazakh voice-over artists for documentary, advertising, eLearning, or telephone messaging, we’ll supply the best Kazakh voice talent for the job. We’ll time-sync the selected Kazakh voice-over to picture, and deliver the audio back in the file format of your choice. Or, we can lay back the Kazakh audio onto your video and re-work the captions where necessary.
Check out our FAQs for more information and costs. To check the availability of our Kazakh voice-artists and to confirm costs, please contact us today using the quick Quote form opposite. Or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call on +44(0)118 958 4934.
Voice-over selection and quotation in just three easy steps
1. browse the voice-over demos below and click PLAY to audition each casting sample
2. choose the voice(s) you like and click ADD to your Quick Quote, or DOWNLOAD a copy
3. complete the Quick Quote and we’ll check availability and costs, with a response in just 1 hour
A short history of the Kazakh language
Kazakh belongs to the Kipchak (or Northwestern) branch of the Turkic family of languages. Some linguists believe that the Turkic languages belong to the Altaic language family. Kazakh is most similar to Kyrgyz, Nogai and Karakalpak, and has been heavily influenced by Tatar, Mongol, Arabic, Russian and English.
The first written examples of Kazakh date back only to the 1860s, when an Arabic script was used. A Latin script was later introduced in 1929, and in 1940 Stalin imposed a modified Cyrillic script. Read more
Which countries have Kazakh as a national language?
Kazakh is one of two official languages in Kazakhstan, along with Russian. Kazakhs make up around 63% of the population and Russians around 24%. Minorities include Uzbeks, Ukrainians, Uyghurs, Tatars and Germans.
The majority of people in Kazakhstan speak Russian, and it continues to be the standard language of business.
How many people speak Kazakh as their first language?
It is estimated that around 10 million people speak Kazakh as their first language in Kazakhstan. There are another one million ethnic Kazakhs in China, and 500,000 in Russia. Other significant Kazakh-speaking communities live in Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey and Germany.
Did you know…
- There are various theories about the origins of the word ‘Kazakh’. The most likely is that it comes from the Old Turkish for the Kazakh people – ‘Kazaks’, which means “a free and independent nomad”. Kazakhstan was for centuries a country of nomads, with people living in tribes.
- One of the difficulties in re-establishing Kazakh as the national language of Kazakhstan is that it has no modern technical vocabulary, as the country was under Soviet rule for much of the 20th century.
- Kazakh is written using a Cyrillic script in Kazakhstan and Mongolia, while the Kazakhs living in China use an Arabic script.
The Kazakhstan economy
Kazakhstan’s economy is the largest in Central Asia. Since 2001 its GDP growth rate has been one of the highest in the world.
It is the largest of the former Soviet republics (after Russia) and has huge oil reserves as well as rich supplies of other minerals and metals, such as uranium, copper and zinc.
Kazakhstan’s exports include petroleum products, metals, chemicals, grain, wool and meat.