American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Formerly Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic also Kir·ghi·zia (kîr-gēˈzhə, -zhē-ə, -zē-ə)Kyrgyzstan A country of west-central Asia bordering on southeast Kazakhstan and northwest China. The region was inhabited probably before the 13th century by the Kyrgyz and was annexed by Russia in 1864. It became an autonomous republic of the Soviet Union in 1926 and a constituent republic in 1936. Kyrgyzstan declared its independence in 1991 following the collapse of the Soviet Union. Bishkek is the capital and the largest city. Population: 5,280,000.
- n. Country in Central Asia, bordering on Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and China. Official name: Kyrgyz Republic.
- n. a landlocked republic in west central Asia bordering on northwestern China; formerly an Asian soviet but became independent in 1991
- Old Turkish kırk ("forty") + Old Turkish uz ("tribes") + Persian ستان (stān, "-stan") (Wiktionary)
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“KYRGYZSTAN: US envoy calls for safe return of refugees REUTERS - The US envoy for Central Asia urged Kyrgyzstan on Saturday to create conditions for a safe return of hundreds of thousands of refugees uprooted by last week's outburst of ethnic violence.”
“Drag to Playlist kyrgyzstan crisis (April 2010) the crisis in Kyrgyzstan is escalating as the violence intensifies.”
“KYRGYZSTAN: Consolidating their victory after a bloody uprising, opposition leaders declared Thursday they would hold power in Kyrgyzstan for six months and assured the ... child is pushed past a burnt out government building in central Bishkek, ...”
“The problem in Kyrgyzstan is that there are many charismatic leaders with gigantic aspirations, compared with Uzbekistan or Kazakhstan.”
“At the same time, the prime-minister of Kyrgyzstan Igor Chudinov told [ru], that the economical situation in Kyrgyzstan is staying stable in spite of some objective difficulties.”
“According to the International Monetary Fund, Kyrgyzstan is the only country in the former Soviet Union that will register negative economic growth this year.”
“On Sunday, three months after ethnic tensions in Kyrgyzstan exploded into a conflict that left hundreds dead, voters are to select a new parliament to create Central Asia's first parliamentary democracy.”
“Usually governments in Kyrgyzstan change with the rattle of gunfire.”
“This is the first time in Kyrgyzstan or in entire Central Asian region that we don't know who is going to win," he said.”
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