Diaspora Study as a Tool to Define ‘Kazakh Diaspora’: International Perspective

Author:   Gulnash Askhat
Publisher:   GRFDT
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The purpose of this paper is to explore how the Kazakh diaspora evolved outside and as well as to distinguish some historical stages of migration processes, causes and premises for the emergence of the Kazakhs outside, in particular, the ethnic Kazakhs in the People’s Republic of China and Russia, their political, economic, and social status.The paper used different mixed methods, combining qualitative and quantitative approaches to gather and understand in-depth insights into a problem.There are number of reasons for the emergence of Kazakhs outside and their social status is different depending on the situations of the host countries they settled. The Kazakhs experienced initial difficulties as migrants, but after a few years they were able to adapt to serious changes, including the transition from a nomadic to a settled lifestyle. While Kazakh migrants of the first generation were in more difficult conditions of transition, the later generations who had access to education in their host countries succeeded in various professions. Their host country has benefited from themas the Diaspora groups bring intellectual, political, social and cultural capital linkswith a host state throughout the world. However, although the role played by them, it is not fully recognized by their host countries or countries of origin.
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