Welcome to the Uzbek language and culture resource page!
The purpose of this webpage is to introduce you to Uzbek culture and its language. Here, you will be able to find modules on different topics. The modules will provide brief information on the culture and history of the given topic and will include several words and phrases that you might find helpful when communicating with native speakers of Uzbek. You may also click on the audio button to listen to how those words and phrases are pronounced in Uzbek. At the end of each module you will also find some language practice exercises.
For comments and questions, please contact Kamola Azimova.
Individuals who are interested in learning more about Uzbekistan, the Uzbek language, and Central Asia more broadly can also look at the websites and variety of resources and services offered by different units at The Ohio State University involved in Central Asian studies. Uzbek language courses are taught by the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at The Ohio State University, while the Department of History offers several courses focused on the Central Asian region. The Center for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies and the East Asian Studies Center of the Office of International Affairs are interdisciplinary area studies centers that also sponsor Uzbek language courses and regularly offer programming such as lectures, conferences, and other events that cover Central Asia.
The Center for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies also sponsored the creation of another module, An Introduction to Uzbekistan, that is an open-access module that users of this module may also find interesting that largely focuses on history and culture.