In 1928, the script of the Kirghiz
language was changed from the Arabic alphabet to the Roman one.
An example for this is the Turkic word etuk 'boot' (Clauson 1972: 50) which appears in Uyghur as otuk (UTIL 5: 796), in Ili Salar as o:tux (Yakup 2002: 148), in Kirghiz
as otuk (Judaxin 1965: 602), in Altay Turkic as oduk (Baskakov and Toscakova 1947: 118), in Qumandi (8) as oduk or odek (Baskakov 1972: 238), in Tuba (Baskakov 1966: 141) and Quu as oduk and odok (Baskakov 1985: 182) and in Xakas as odik 'shoe' (Baskakov and Inkizekova-Grekul 1953: 133).
For instance, the Kirghiz
regions of Semipalatinsk and Akmolinsk had 2,853 Orthodox congregants.
The major ethnic groups of Afghanistan are the Pashtuns, Tajiks, Turkic groups, the Kirghiz
, and the Hazaras.
A language in which affricates do not behave identically to (voiceless) plosives is Kirghiz
Soon Russian peasant settlers were moving onto the land where for centuries the Kazakh nomads and their Kirghiz
neighbours had freely roamed and pastured their cattle.
The western part is relatively underpopulated, and people who are not Chinese, Turkish peoples, Kazakhs, Kirghiz
, inhabit huge tracts of it.
This tradition survives in today's world with small differences, (25) and is a common pattern seen in Kazakh, Kirghiz
and Uzbek epics.
and its partners are trying to extract a foreign force (Osama bin Laden and his Saudi Arabs who speak Arabic), defeat a faction (the Taliban, who speak primarily Pashto), strengthen a Northern Alliance (who speak Uzbek, Tajik and Dan), manage a coalition (who speak Urdu, Tajik, Uzbek, Kirghiz
, Turkmen, German, Turkish, Russian and British English) and then rebuild a country that can get along with its neighbors (where they also speak Farsi and Chinese).
1991 Russian ruble, Armenian dram, Azeri manta, Belarussian ruble, Estonian kroon, Georgian menati, Kazakh tenge, Kirghiz
som, Latvian lats, Lithuanian litas, Moldavian leu, Turkmen manta, Ukranian karbovanets, Uzbek som.
And the difference between a Kirghiz
art song and a Kirghiz
folk song is beyond my comprehension.
Hull [1985, 11] notes that "[b]y 1917, Congress had excluded virtually every resident of the so-called 'Asiatic barred zone,' a vast territory that extended from the Kirghiz
(Russian) Steppes and the Arabian Peninsula to what is now Indonesia.
As late as the middle of the 19th century, Atkinson (1860), present at the funeral of a Kirghiz
prince, witnessed the sacrifice of 100 horses and 1000 sheep.
Hans Castorp's crush on his schoolmate Pribislav Hippe, he of the Kirghiz
eyes, in "The Magic Mountain"?
He makes no mention of the cultural and political differences between the Turkmen, Uzbek and Kirghiz