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Tajikistan will never abandon the Cyrillic alphabet

19.07.2019 113 просмотров

This was stated by the Minister of Education of the Republic.

Speaking at a press conference in Dushanbe, the head of the Ministry of Education of Tajikistan, Nuriddin Said, said that his country does not intend to abandon the Cyrillic alphabet. This is reported by TASS.
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this is necessary,” the agency quotes the minister as saying.

N.Said assured that there are no documents or orders concerning plans to transfer the Tajik script from Cyrillic to Persian script. At the same time, he clarified that in the seventh and eighth grades of general education schools there is a subject for teaching Persian writing.

Persian script, based on the Arabic alphabet, was used in Tajikistan until 1928, when the republic switched to the Latin script. The Cyrillic alphabet was introduced in 1940.

According to the report, the topic of transition from Cyrillic to Persian script has been periodically raised in Tajikistan since the late 80s of the last century. At the same time, supporters of this measure insist that the transition to the written language of their ancestors will bring Tajikistan closer to the scientific and literary heritage of modern Iran and Afghanistan, with which the Tajiks have common cultural and historical roots. Opponents of this initiative argue that a detailed reform could lead to illiteracy of the population and ultimately set the country's development back many years.

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