This article is a series of language learning posts by ParaSport News. The goal is to provide sport fans some very basic sport and Paralympic vocabulary so you can talk with the world about disability sport at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio.
Uzbek is a Turkic language spoken by around 27 million people in Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Russia, and China. The language in Uzbekistan officially uses the Latin script, but versions of the language use Cyrillic and occasionally Arabic. In 2012, the country sent a 10 athlete strong delegation that competed in athletics, judo, powerlifting and swimming. Sharif Khalilov won the country’s only medal, a silver in judo’s Men’s -73kg event.
General disability words:
- Koʻrlik – blindness
Sport specific words:
- sport – sport
Wheelchair basketball specific words:
- Toʻp – ball
- Basketbol – Basketball
- Basketbol toʻpi – basketball ball