Uzbek love poem
Ko’zgudagi aksing timsoli
Qalbimning eng go'zal sh’eriyatidir'
Shoshilmasang u g'oyib bo'lar.
'Seni sevaman' deb so'nggi aytishim
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Uzbek love poem (o'zbek sevgi she'ri), in the official language of Uzbekistan which has 19 million speakers. This Uighur language come from the Turk and descends directly from the djaghatai. There are two dialectal groups, this of the north and that of the south. She lives in Uzbekistan, but one day will come in a traditional dress singing and dancing in France.
Uzbek is a Turkic language which has as more Persian words in its vocabulary than turkish, because Tajik speakers were prominent in the Uzbek cities of Samarkand and Bukhara.
There are several dialects of Uzbek, in western Turkestan, including Uzbekistan. About 75% of Uzbeks, speak this language, the other languages spoken being Russian, Tajik and Karakalpak.
Uzbekistan is also spoken in: Tajikistan (1.2 million), northern Afghanistan (1.5 million), Kyrgyzstan (600,000), Kazakhstan (350,000), Turkmenistan (360,000), China (Xinjiang) (15,000 ).
The history is rather complex, because in this region which is now called Uzbekistan, nomads and various settled populations, have spoken for millennia, different varieties of Turkish languages. These populations, being in close contact with others who spoke Iranian languages, developed a bilingualism, and this proximity, led to many loans.
The early language is a kipchak language, which after the fall of the golden horde, will be mixed with other languages of the Turkish group, spoken further south. To these languages, will be added an iranization, at the sedentarization period. The present Uzbek, is based on the Turkish languages of the populations which have settled down, a language with kipchack features.
The current Uzbek is cousin of the Uyghur, with whom it shares many traits. The Russian period will also have marked the language. The writing will have been alternately, Arabic, Cyrillic and Latin.
The Uzbeks & Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan has suffered many invasions: Greeks, Arabs, Turks, Persians, Mongols, Russians, that are all its influences, with Iranian influence for in the south. The Uzbeks are also, like many peoples of the region, descendants of the Turko-Mongolian "Golden Horde" who ruled the region in the 14th century. Uzbekistan is the most populous of the newly independent states of central Asia.
Navoi is a famous Uzbek poet of the 15th century, and its also the name of Musa Tashmukhamedo novel. This Uzbek love poem is a mysterious mirror of the foothills of Asia!
Uzbekistan occupies most of Transoxiana, with borders with Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan.