The following are some words I have picked up along the way which directly apply to the Uzbek culture and perhaps may be similar in meaning or customs to the Kazakhs as well:
“Cheykhana” – buy groceries with friends and prepare food together like teamwork – play a lot of group games together while cooking
“Sochpopuk” – decoration for girl’s hair which is made out of the leaves of willows in spring.
“Zakorat” – intellectual game
“do’ppi” – beautiful cap
Navruz – biggest Eastern New Year holiday, similar to Narooz in Kazakhstan
Hayit – holiday
Gurtik – drink tea and eat gurtik (not sure what that is?)
Sumalak – national food (not sure about this either but will check into it)
“Istiqbolli avlod – organization that works against human trafficking
Dilrabo – name which means charisma
Dilafruz – name means “beautiful girl”
“Shuhrat” medal – awarded by the Uzbek president for honorable service for the Uzbek nation and society
Kamolot – youth movement in Uzbekistan where the students learn how to handle difficult situations; learn to interact with those from other cultures or backgrounds, such as Russia.