Definition of Kyrgyz in English:

Kyrgyz

Line breaks: Kyr¦gyz
Pronunciation: /kɪəˈgiːz
 
, ˈkəːgɪz
 
/
(also Kirghiz)

noun (plural same)

  • 1A member of an indigenous people of central Asia, living chiefly in Kyrgyzstan.
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    • 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.
  • 2 [mass noun] The Turkic language of the Kyrgyz, with approximately 2 million speakers.
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    • 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.

adjective

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  • Relating to the Kyrgyz or their language.
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    • 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.

Origin

the name in Kyrgyz.

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