noun (plural same)
- 1A member of an indigenous people of central Asia, living chiefly in Kyrgyzstan.More example sentences
- In fact, the Kirghiz were one of the first groups of Afghan refugees to seek a haven in that country.
- And the interdependence of the Kirghiz and Wakhi has increased, alongside trade with the rest of Afghanistan.
- The ancient Kyrgyz were part of strong nomadic tribal unions, which proved to be a serious distress to China.
- 2The Turkic language of the Kirghiz.More example sentences
- Kyrgyzstan has two official languages: Kyrgyz and Russian.
- It is still commonly used as the language of business, and many ethnic Russians cannot speak Kyrgyz.
- It is related to such languages as Turkish, Kazak, Kyrgyz, Turkmen, and Uzbek.
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- Relating to the Kirghiz or their language.More example sentences
- Dressed in ill-fitting Kyrgyz army fatigues - their clothes are in tatters and they have lost all their gear - the climbers appear on Kyrgyzstan's state-run TV.
- A few weeks later, just after my Outside story went to press, there was startling news from Kyrgyzstan: Sharipov survived the fall and was captured by Kyrgyz soldiers.
- Rakitin earlier said that several Kyrgyz citizens who witnessed the killings testified that the gunman was tall and had red hair, a description that bears little resemblance to Ivankov.
the name in Kirghiz.
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