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Language & Phrasebook (Central Asia)

Whilst each country has their own official language, Russia has had a long presence and a major influence on Central Asia. Therefore, Russian remains the most common language used in trade, diplomacy and literature across the region.

Below is a list of the most common words and phrases you are most likely to need when travelling in Central Asia. This has been translated to the phonetic alphabet to make it easier to pronounce.

Russian phrasebook