In world culture, the symbolism of the number “six” is very diverse: in India it symbolizes six dimensions of space (top, bottom, back, front, left, right); and among the Pythagoreans – a sign of chance, luck or fortune. In Christianity, the six symbolize perfection, fullness and the six days of creation.

In Turkic culture there are no particularly significant manifestations of this number. The famous Kazakh proverb is “alty alashtyn balasy” (letters: children of six nationalities), which in the broadest sense means “unification of peoples”. Exact and reliable data about this expression are not known. However, it can be assumed that the term “alty alash” means the ancient Central Asian unification of Turkic peoples, including Kazakhs, Tatars, Bashkirs, Kyrgyz, and so on.