The Kazakhs (also spelled Kazaks, Qazaqs; Kazakh: Қазақтар the English name is transliterated from Russian) are a Turkic people of Eastern Europe and the northern parts of Central Asia (largely Kazakhstan, but also found in parts of Uzbekistan, China, Russia and Mongolia).
Kazakh identity is of medieval origin and was strongly shaped by foundation of the Kazakh Khanate in 1456–1465. The formation of Khanate began when several tribes under the rule of sultans Janybek and Kerey departed from the Khanate of Abu'l-Khayr Khan.
They are a semi-nomadic people and have roamed the mountains and valleys of western Mongolia with their herds since the 19th century.The ancient art of eagle hunting is one of many traditions and skills that the Kazakhs have been able to hold on to for the last decades. They rely on their clan and herds, believing in pre-Islamic cults of the sky, the ancestors, fire and the supernatural forces of good and evil spirits.
“Fine horses and fierce eagles are the wings of the Kazakh”