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Janalif (Jaꞑalif) Society, Kazan

Издание Общества «Яналиф», Казань

The Janalif Society was based in Kazan, the capital city of the Tatar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic. The Society was formed in 1926 with the aim of replacing the traditional Arabic-based script used for the Tatar language with a new, Latin-based script. From 1927 to 1928, the alphabet was reformed to thirty-three letters and it was called the Janalif (Unified Turkic Alphabet).

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