• Name: Kamalova
  • First Name: Mukhabbat
  • Age: 42
  • Marital status: unmarried
  • Religion: Sunnite Islam
  • Place: Nukus
  • Country: Karakalpakistan

I am 42 years old, female, not married, and I have a 19-year-old daughter. I am Karakalpak and live in Nukus, the capital of Karakalpakistan. Karakalpakistan is an autonomous region of Uzbekistan. It has its own constitution, flag, and anthem, yet the local jurisdiction is based on the Uzbek national law. The population mainly consists of Karakalpaks, Uzbeks and Kazakhs, while there are Russian, Tatar, and Turkmen minorities. I work at the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) as a coordinator in an economic development project. My job is dedicated to the support and development of artisans in the region. I am interested in languages as well as in intercultural exchange, and I was therefore very keen to participate in the study.