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 (kîr′gē-stän′, kîr′gē-stän′)
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.

Kyr′gyz·stan′i (-stăn′ē, -stä′nē) adj. & n.


(ˈkɪəɡɪzˌstɑːn; -ˌstæn) ,




(Placename) a republic in central Asia: came under Russian rule in the 19th century, became a Soviet republic in 1936 and gained independence in 1991; it has deposits of minerals, oil, and gas. Official languages: Kyrgyz and Russian. Religion: nonreligious, Muslim. Currency: som. Capital: Bishkek. Pop: 5 548 042 (2013 est). Area: 198 500 sq km (76 460 sq miles)


(ˌkɪr gɪˈstɑn, -ˈstæn)
a republic in central Asia, S of Kazakhstan and N of Tajikistan: a former constituent republic of the U.S.S.R. 4,546,055; 76,641 sq. mi. (198,500 sq. km.). Cap.: Bishkek. Formerly, Kirghizia.
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Noun1.Kyrgyzstan - a landlocked republic in west central Asia bordering on northwestern ChinaKyrgyzstan - a landlocked republic in west central Asia bordering on northwestern China; formerly an Asian soviet but became independent in 1991
CIS, Commonwealth of Independent States - an alliance made up of states that had been Soviet Socialist Republics in the Soviet Union prior to its dissolution in Dec 1991
Bishkek, Biskek, capital of Kyrgyzstan, Frunze - the capital of Kyrgyzstan (known as Frunze 1926-1991)
Asia - the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations
Pamir Mountains, the Pamirs - a mountain range in central Asia that is centered in Tajikistan but extends into Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan and Pakistan and western China
nước Kyrgyzstan


قِرْغِيرِسْتَان Kyrgyzstán Kirgisistan Kirgistan Κιργιστάν Kirguistán Kirgisia Kirghizstan Kirgistan Kirghizistan キルギスタン 키르기스스탄 Kirgizië Kirgisistan Kirgistan Quirgistão, Quirguistão Киргизстан Kirgizistan ประเทศคีร์กีซสถาน Kırgızistan nước Kyrgyzstan 吉尔吉斯斯坦
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Members of Parliament of the Russian Federation initiated the creation of Russian-Kyrgyz cooperation center on the basis of the Kirghistan agricultural enterprise, situated in Rostov district of Yaroslavl region, Russia, member of the Federation Council Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Anatoly Lisitsyn said on June 6 at a meeting with the Speaker of Kyrgyz Parliament Asylbek Jeenbekov.
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