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- n. Variants of Kyrgyz.
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- proper n. A language of Kyrgyzstan.
- proper n. Turkish ethnic group in Kyrgyzstan.
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- n. a landlocked republic in west central Asia bordering on northwestern China; formerly an Asian soviet but became independent in 1991
- n. a member of a people of Turkic speech and Mongolian race inhabiting vast regions of central Siberia
- n. the Turkic language spoken by the Kirghiz
Possibly from the Kyrgyz words "кырк кыз" (forty girls), a reference to the Manas epic unifying forty small tribes against the Chinese and the Muslim expansion; or possibly from "кырк ууз" (the forty tribes); or possibly from "кыргыс" (imperishable, inextinguishable, undying). (Wiktionary)