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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A country of Central Asia bordering on Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and northwest China. Inhabited since the 1200s by the Kyrgyz people, the region was annexed by Russia (1876), incorporated into the USSR after the Russian Revolution (1922), and established as the Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic in 1936. Kyrgyzstan, sometimes called Kirghizia, declared its independence in 1991 upon the dissolution of the USSR. Bishkek is the capital and the largest city.

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  • proper noun Country in Central Asia, bordering on Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and China. Official name: Kyrgyz Republic.

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  • noun a landlocked republic in west central Asia bordering on northwestern China; formerly an Asian soviet but became independent in 1991

Etymologies

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Old Turkish kırk ("forty") + Old Turkish uz ("tribes") + Persian ستان (stān, "-stan")

Examples

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  • Drag to Playlist kyrgyzstan crisis (April 2010) the crisis in Kyrgyzstan is escalating as the violence intensifies.

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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.

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  • Drag to Playlist kyrgyzstan crisis (April 2010) the crisis in Kyrgyzstan is escalating as the violence intensifies.

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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.

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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.

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  • Drag to Playlist kyrgyzstan crisis (April 2010) the crisis in Kyrgyzstan is escalating as the violence intensifies.

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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.

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  • Drag to Playlist kyrgyzstan crisis (April 2010) the crisis in Kyrgyzstan is escalating as the violence intensifies.

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