Uzbek Interpreters and Translators
CIT offers Uzbek interpreters and translators with legal, medical and specialty experience, including criminal and civil matters, employee meetings, engineering, patent cases, labor disputes, immigration and more.
Although based in Los Angeles, CIT offers comprehensive Uzbek language services including interpretation, translation and transcription, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, worldwide. Our interpreters and translators are native speakers who have been screened, certified, have provided credentials, field-tested, and kept up to date with developments in both English and the Uzbek language through means such as lectures, conferences, and travel.
CIT’s Uzbek language interpreters and translators possess in-depth knowledge of the Uzbek language, as well as of the culture and history of the Uzbek people, allowing them to provide informed and complete interpretation and translation.
The Uzbek Language
The Uzbek language is a Turkic language spoken in several countries such as Uzbekistan, Australia, China, Germany, Kazakhstan, Israel, Kyrgyzstan, Russia Tajikistan, Turkey, Ukraine, Turkmenistan and the US. Uzbek ultimately comes from the Altaic family of languages. Approximately 16.5 million people speak Uzbek. One of the earliest forms of Uzbek was named after one of the sons of Genghis Khan, Chagatai. It was the literary form of the language and had came about in the 1300s.
There are two main dialects of Uzbek. The Southern dialect, or the Iranized and semi-Iranized dialects are spoken in Tashkent, Bukhara and Samarkand. The other semi-Iranized dialects are spoken in Fergana and Kokand. The other group of dialects includes northern Uzbek and southern Kazakhstan dialects along with other dialects from Khiva. These dialects are far less influenced by the Iranian language.
The Uzbek form of Chagatai had been written in Arabic script. In 1927, Uzbek went from Arabic to Latin alphabet. Not long after in 1940, it was then be replaced by a Cyrillic script. In 1993, The Uzbeki government reestablished a Latin alphabet for the Uzbek language.
Interesting Facts about Uzbek and Uzbekistan
- 88% of those living in Uzbekistan are Muslim
- The land that is now Uzbekistan had been conquered by Alexander the Great
- Genghis Khan (Mongolia) seized the area from the Seljuk Turks
- In 1924, after much resistance, the Socialist Republic of Uzbekistan came to be. In 1991, after the fall of the Soviet Union, Uzbekistan declared independence.
- Uzbekistan had its first elections in 2016 since 1991.
- The national dish of Uzbekistan is palov. It is a dish made of mutton, rice, carrots and onions. It had initially been invented by the personal chefs of Alexander the Great.
- It is only respectful for two men to shake hands. When a woman is greeted, the greeter will gently bow and place his hand on his heart.
- The most honored guest in a home will sit farther from the door.