Collection of the manuscripts of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi

Documentary heritage submitted by Kazakhstan and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2003.

The National Library of the Republic of Kazakhstan keeps a collection of manuscripts of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi and his follower. All the manuscripts are in the medieval Turkic language (chagatai) and comprise about 1400 pages. The collection of the documentary heritage of Yasawi and his disciples had a great influence upon the development of spiritual culture of the ancient Turks and promoted the development of the Turkic language and literature.

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