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Kazakhs and Cossack communities share historical roots, cultural similarities, says community leader

ASTANA – The Akmola Department of Cossacks serves as the region’s ethno-cultural organisation for Cossacks, who number approximately 100,000 in Kazakhstan. The similar-sounding ethnonyms Cossack and Kazakh in the Kazakh language are suggestive of the way in which the ethnic groups’ history is closely tied. Historically, Cossacks in Kazakhstan...

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