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  Uzbek Dance and Culture Society
Although Uzbek classical dance comes from an Islamic culture and North Indian court dance springs from Hindu roots, these diverse forms interacted and evolved under the Moghul dynasty founded by the 16th century emperor, Babur.
For Uzbeks, Babur is a much- admired hero and poet; for Indians, he is remembered as a cruel conqueror.
Traditional Uzbek dance will be taught by Qizlarhon Dustmuhamedova, who has earned the title of People’s Artist Of Uzbekistan; she lives in Tashkent.
www.uzbekdance.org   (979 words)

  Uzbek alphabet, pronunciation and language
Uzbek or o'zbek is a Turkic language with about 16.5 million speakers mainly in Uzbekistan.
An early form of Uzbek, known as Chagatai (one of the sons of Genghis Khan) and written with the Arabic script, emerged as a literary language in the 14th century.
A version of the Latin alphabet replaced the Arabic script in 1927, and was in turn replaced by the Cyrillic alphabet in 1940.
www.omniglot.com /writing/uzbek.htm   (203 words)

Uzbek is a member of the Turkic branch of the Altaic language family.
Unlike all other Turkic languages, Uzbek does not have vowel harmony, a type of phonological process that involves constraints on which vowels may be found near each other, i.e., words can contain only all front or all back vowels, and all suffixes must conform to the vowel of the syllable preceding them in the word.
Uzbek is considered to be a Category II language in terms of difficulty for English speakers.
www.nvtc.gov /lotw/months/march/Uzbek.html   (1050 words)

  Uzbek - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Uzbek
Uzbeks are predominantly Sunni Muslims but retain aspects of shamanism.
Uzbeks were part of the 13th-century Golden Horde and are named after Uzbek, a descendant of Genghis Khan.
Although the majority of Uzbeks follow a sedentary life and are traders and artisans, some have remained pastoral nomads.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Uzbek   (256 words)

 Uzbek language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Uzbek (O'zbek tili in Latin script, Ўзбек тили in Cyrillic script) is an Eastern Turkic language and the official language of Uzbekistan.
Uzbek belongs to the Qarluq family of Turkic languages, and consequently its lexicon and grammar are most closely linked to the Uighur language, while other influences rose from Persian, Arabic and Russian.
The Chagatai language championed by Mir Ali-Sher Nawa'i in the 15th and 16th centuries is widely held to be the ancestor of modern literary Uzbek.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Uzbek_language   (797 words)

 Uzbek - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Uzbeks (O'zbek, Pl. O'zbeklar) are a Turkic ethnic group found primarily in Uzbekistan, but large populations are also found in Afghanistan, Tajikstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Russia and Xinjiang province of China.
The Uzbeks predominantly follow Islam (mainly Sunni Islam) in a form that became weakened under the rule of the Soviet Union; however, Uzbek independence saw a revival in Islamic interest after 1991.
The Uzbeks began as a secession of nomads from the Golden Horde.
elyria.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Uzbeks   (453 words)

 Uzbek National Music --- Sairam Tourism
Uzbek professional music of folk oral tradition has a wide variety of genres and forms: songs and instrumental pieces, solo and ensemble cycles of vocal and instrumental compositions.
The fact that such prominent Uzbek musicians as Tokhtasyn Djalilov, Mukhitdin Kari-Yakubov and Yunus Radjabiy were able to master the techniques of musical composition and apply them to the traditional makoms and folk songs resulted in development of new forms of Uzbek national music for ensembles of national musical instruments and philharmonic orchestras.
The latter composed a suite on themes of Uzbek folk songs for piano, oboe and stringed quartette; in his sonatas for the violin and the piano the vocals originally mix with the rapid rhythm of the folk music.
www.sairamtour.com /uzbekistan/uzbek_national_music.html   (1908 words)

 Uzbekistan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Uzbekistan, officially the Republic of Uzbekistan (Uzbek: O‘zbekiston Respublikasi or O‘zbekiston Jumhuriyati), is a doubly landlocked country in Central Asia.
The Russian Uzbeks have no legal status in Russia or any other country and thus are spread throughout the world particularly Europe and the U.S. On May 13, 2005, protests broke out in Andijan over the imprisonment of 23 Muslims accused of being Islamist extremists.
In addition, some Uzbek officials claim that "an information war on Uzbekistan has been declared" and the human rights violations in Andijon are invented by the enemies of Uzbekistan as a convenient pretext for intervention into country's internal affairs [10].
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Uzbekistan   (3875 words)

 UCLA Language Materials Project Language Profiles Page
Uzbek is the official language of Uzbekistan, where about 15 million speak it as their first language.
Uzbek and (and not Russsian) was declared the officiail language of Uzbekistan in October 1989.
Uzbek is also used on radio and television, as well as in the theater.
www.lmp.ucla.edu /Profile.aspx?LangID=70   (905 words)

 CNN.com - Uzbek troops clash with protesters - May 13, 2005
Protest leaders told CNN they had captured 30 Uzbek soldiers who had been firing on civilians and were holding them in the regional government headquarters.
Radical Islamic militants have fought with Uzbek soldiers in the area for several years, but Bukharbaeva said the mostly young protesters, who have spoken over loudspeakers in the city center, denied they are connected to that rebel movement.
The Uzbek government immediately suspended distribution of CNN and Russian television channels in the country, viewers in Tashkent told CNN.
edition.cnn.com /2005/WORLD/asiapcf/05/13/uzbekistan.violence   (742 words)

 II Journal: The Perils of Nationalism in Independent Uzbekistan
Uzbeks are presented as an ancient civilization on par with the Silk Route trading partners of China, India, Persia, and Greece.
The central icon of the Uzbek nation-building campaign is the 15th century Turkic conqueror and ruler Timur, known in the West as Tamerlane.
Although the Tajiks of Bukhara are currently at ease with their dual identities, as the Uzbek state continues to press its narrow vision of Uzbek citizenry, these Tajiks may feel increasingly disenfranchised in the new Uzbekistan and channel their identification more toward neighboring Tajikistan.
www.umich.edu /~iinet/journal/vol4no2/uzbek.html   (1594 words)

 Uzbek plov
Plov is the king of Uzbek cuisine, served during a wedding feast, to celebrate the arrival of honorable guests, at the crowded major celebrations as well as within the family circle.
Uzbek people believe that the very name for plov - "osh-polov" contain the first letters of the names of the dish basic ingredients: onion, carrot, meat, oil, salt, water and rice.
In the Uzbek family, day to day food is cooked by woman, but it is the male who is reputed to possess the skills of making real festive plov.
www.travelcentre.com.au /FoodWineBeer/uzbek_food.htm   (1434 words)

 FANTASIA -> Uzbekistan -> Culture -> Uzbek traditional cuisine
Uzbeks are very proud of the quality and variety of their bread.
The Uzbeks are very proud of their skills to cook the most delicious and tasteful palov in Central Asia.
Uzbek dishes are not really spicy, the Uzbeks generally use fl cumin, red and fl pepper, barberries, coriander, and sesame seeds, but also cilantro (fresh coriander), dill, parsley, celeriac, and basil.
www.fantasticasia.net /?p=343   (838 words)

 Embassy of Uzbekistan to the United Kingdom Of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
By nature Uzbeks prefer a sedentary life and that is why migration and immigration scarcely have any influence on population growth patterns.
Historically, the Uzbek ethnicity has developed in Central Asia, between the two rivers (the Amu Darya and the Syr Darya) along with the ancient natives of the region—Soghds, Bactrians, Sak-massagets, and other ethnic groups.
The basics of Uzbek vocabulary are mainly composed of common Turkic as well as Uzbek words, which came on the scene based on the former.
www.uzbekembassy.org /index.cfm/act/uzbekistan/get/people   (954 words)

 Uzbek Minority - Chinese Nationalities (Ozbek)
The Uzbek ethnic groups, with a population of 14,800, mainly live in compact communities in Yining, Tacheng, Kashgar, Urumqi, Shache, and Yecheng in the Xinjiang Uigur Autonomous Region.
The name Uzbek first originated from the Uzbek Khan, one of the local rulers under the Mongol Empire in the 14th century.
Uzbek characters are phonetic words based on the Arabian alphabet.
www.paulnoll.com /China/Minorities/min-Uzbek.html   (278 words)

 Cuisine of Uzbekistan :: Uzbek cuisine. Food Uzbekistan
One particularly distinctive and well-developed aspect of Uzbek culture is its cuisine.
Plov or Osh, the Uzbek version of "pilaff" ("pilav"), is the flagship of their cookery.
Uzbek men pride themselves on their ability to prepare the most unique and sumptuous plov.
www.orexca.com /cuisine.shtml   (685 words)

 Human Rights Watch: Europe and Central Asia : Uzbekistan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
An Uzbek court based its verdict almost exclusively on confessions that defendants alleged were obtained under torture when it convicted them on Wednesday of participation in an illegal religious group, Human Rights Watch said today.
Uzbek law enforcement blocked the court building in a small town near Tashkent where the trial was to be held and set up check points along the roads to the town.
The Uzbek government must clarify the fate of an Uzbek human rights defender who was arrested after speaking out about the massacre of hundreds of unarmed protesters on May 13 in Andijan, Human Rights Watch said today.
www.hrw.org /europe/uzbekistan.php   (1091 words)

 Uzbekistan and the Professional Dance Tradition
As in bygone times, today's Uzbek dancer invites us to share in the hospitality of the moment, to open our hearts and senses to the joy of living, and to join in her celebration of the feminine.
Uzbek dance has traded influences with the dances of India, China, Persia and Arabia and elements of this seminal tradition can be traced all the way from Japan to Eastern Europe.
The native language of the Uzbeks belongs to the Turkic family, but most Uzbeks are bilingual in Uzbek and Russian, and many also speak the ancient Persian dialect of their culturally-related neighbors in Tajikistan.
home.earthlink.net /~gulistan/uzbek.html   (906 words)

 Ben's Uzbek Peace Corps Holiday
Since harems were invented in this part of the world, it is not too surprising that in traditional Uzbek society, men expect women to be submissive and cater to their every desire (gosh, this is one tradition I could live with).
A major Uzbek tradition is the “Mehmon.” Essentially during a mehmon, Uzbeks feed and display their best face to a visiting guest.
The mehmon is a love hate thing with Uzbeks since they feel compelled to show their best face to guests, while at the same time they curse guests behind the scenes for showing up in the first place.
www.phaster.com /unpretentious/uzbek_1999_01.html   (1321 words)

 Afghanistan - Uzbek   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Uzbek are Mongoloid with considerable Mediterranean admixture.
Uzbek practice agriculture and herding, but many live in towns where they are known as astute businessmen and skillful artisans as silver and goldsmiths, leatherworkers, and rug makers.
Afghan Uzbek originally came from Central Asia and their rise as the dominant political force in north Afghanistan followed the demise in 1506 of the Timurid dynasty centered at Herat.
countrystudies.us /afghanistan/41.htm   (331 words)

 Uzbek Culture - Uzbekistan - General Info, Cuisine, Applied Arts
Besides, Uzbeks are a curious nation who like meeting people and they are always happy to guests of different nationalities.
Uzbek men have good cooking skills and chaikhana is the place where they get together and cook pilaw (rice with meat and vegetables) or kazan kabob (fried meat with potatoes).
Uzbek soup is rich in vegetables and seasonings and contains lots of carrots, turnips, onions and greens.
www.advantour.com /uzbekistan/culture.htm   (993 words)

 ►All About Uzbek | Miss Peridot's Encyclopedia of Gems, Diamonds and Jewelry   (Site not responding. Last check: )
he Uzbeks (Self designation — O`zbek) are a Turkic people of Central Asia and comprise the majority population of Uzbekistan and are also located in other adjacent countries in the region.
Uzbeks can be found primarily in Uzbekistan, along with large populations in Afghanistan, Tajikstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Russia and the Xinjiang province of China.
Smaller refugees populations of Uzbeks mainly from Afghanistan and, to a lesser extent Central Asia, are also found in Iran and Pakistan.
www.missperidot.com /012/search.asp?q=uzbek   (305 words)

 The Unreached Peoples Prayer Profiles
There are also large Uzbek communities in Afghanistan, Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan, as well as small communities in many other nations including the United States.
The rural Uzbeks of Central Asia and China generally live in one of three major types of dwellings: ordinary mud brick houses; long, rectangular houses with individual rooms opening onto a front porch; or Central Asian yurts, which are circular, portable tents, often made out of animal hair.
The Uzbeks of Tajikistan; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyz Stan; and Turkmenistan.
www.global12project.com /2004/profiles/clusters/8040.html   (909 words)

 Embassy of Uzbekistan to The United States
We wish you an interesting and informative visit to our website.
Press Release on awarding Dr.Laurel Victoria Gray the title “Honorary Professor” of Uzbek State Institute of Art
www.uzbekistan.org   (211 words)

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