the Pamirs


Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.the Pamirs - a mountain range in central Asia that is centered in Tajikistan but extends into Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan and Pakistan and western China
Afghanistan, Islamic State of Afghanistan - a mountainous landlocked country in central Asia; bordered by Iran to the west and Russia to the north and Pakistan to the east and south; "Soviet troops invaded Afghanistan in 1979"
Cathay, China, Communist China, mainland China, People's Republic of China, PRC, Red China - a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Pakistan, West Pakistan - a Muslim republic that occupies the heartland of ancient south Asian civilization in the Indus River valley; formerly part of India; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
Kirgizia, Kirgizstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Kyrgyzstan, Kirghizia, Kirghizstan, Kirgiz, Kirghiz - a landlocked republic in west central Asia bordering on northwestern China; formerly an Asian soviet but became independent in 1991
Republic of Tajikistan, Tadjik, Tadzhikistan, Tajikistan, Tajik, Tadzhik - a landlocked mountainous republic in southeast central Asia to the north of Afghanistan; formerly an Asian soviet
References in periodicals archive ?
Except meeting guests, Ajybutu solves the problems of the people, appeals to the president and ministers on behalf of the ethnic Kyrgyz living in the Pamirs.
Turdu Akun Atabek said that the number of Kyrgyz, who live in the Pamirs, in recent years has decreased dramatically.
Ethnic Kyrgyz living in the Great and Little Pamirs still choose their khan, a ruler in Turkic and Mongolian languages, said Abdulvaid Jeenbek uulu, who came from the Pamirs to Naryn region.
Speaker of the Parliament of Kyrgyzstan Asilbek Jeenbekov met with one of the leaders of ethnic Kyrgyz residing in the Pamirs in Afghanistan, Turdu Akun Atabek, on April 9.
The delegation of Ton district of Issyk-Kul region visited the ethnic Kyrgyz from the Pamirs, who now live in Kulanak village of Naryn region, Turmush reports.
Last year, it published a definitive two-volume study on Kyrgyz melodies; Kyrgyz Kuus: Analysis, Thoughts and Opinions (Volumes I-II) and Volumes I, II, and III of The Musical Arts of the Pamirs, a five-volume study on folk music, oral history, and theatre traditions from the Pamir region of Tajikistan, as well as a Herder's Manual in Kyrgyz, Russian and English, to contribute to a positive change in livestock and pasture management in rural areas of the Kyrgyz Republic.
Other books in the series include The Musical Arts of the Pamirs, Volumes I, II, and III (Russian, 2011); Ancient Monuments of the Tien-Shan (Russian, 2011) and; Archaeological Map of Tajikistan (Russian, 2008).
Foreign tourists arrive in Tajikistan to visit the Pamirs, but to get there is very hard.