New app Qazaq takes you on a journey through Kazakh language and culture — there are even some snacks involved!
Developed by Almaty-based Intellection Studio, which is headed up by Bakytzhan Baizhikenov, Qazaq takes users on a trip across the country.
“It is like a journey of a batyr [an honorific term that means ‘hero’] though the cities of Kazakhstan, recognisable by their famous sites. [...] By passing through a chapter, the batyr conquers Kazakhstan, city by city,” Mr Baizhikenov told The Astana Times.
In addition to vocab and grammar learning, Qazaq incorporates some distinct elements of Kazakh culture — be ready to learn some proverbs and listen to the sound of the dombra, a traditional stringed instrument. What’s more, users are rewarded with virtual baursak, a delicious fried dough snack that’s popular across Kazakhstan and Central Asia.
Source: The Astana Times