The number “zhüz” – “hundred” is also significant in Kazakh culture. The meaning of intimacy and familiarity is reflected in the following expression: “Küieu – zhüz zhyldyk, Qūda – myñ zhyldyk” (“Son-in-law – for a hundred years, matchmaker – for a thousand years”). According to the well-known ethnographer S.Zh. Tokhtabayeva, this meaning reflects the period of relations between relatives and the son-in-law, who can live a hundred years, and the bred families and their descendants can communicate until the age of twenty years, which corresponds to a thousand years [9, p. 14].
The traditional division of the Kazakhs into zhüz (Hundreds): Senior, Middle and Junior shows the importance of this number.