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Kirghiz language

Kyrgyz (natively кыргызча, قىرعىزچا, kyrgyzcha kyrgyzcha [qɯrʁɯzt͡ʃɑ], кыргыз тили, قىرعىزتئلى, kyrgyz tili [qɯrʁɯz tili] ) is a Turkic language spoken by about four million people in Kyrgyzstan as well as China, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Pakistan and Russia. Kyrgyz is a member of the Kyrgyz–Kipchak subgroup of the Kypchak languages, and modern-day language convergence has resulted in an increasing degree of mutual intelligibility between Kyrgyz and Kazakh.

Kyrgyz was originally written in the Turkic runes, gradually replaced by a Perso-Arabic alphabet (in use until 1928 in USSR, still in use in China). Between 1928 and 1940 a Latin-script alphabet, the Uniform Turkic Alphabet, was used. In 1940 due to general Soviet policy, a Cyrillic alphabet eventually became common and has remained so to this day, though some Kyrgyz still use the Arabic alphabet. When Kyrgyzstan became independent following the Soviet Union's collapse in 1991, there was a popular idea among some Kyrgyzstanis to switch to the Latin script, which is still common in some small pockets of the countryside, and make the Latin script the country’s official national script (taking in mind a version closer to the Turkish alphabet rather than the original alphabet of 1928–40). Although the plan has not yet been implemented, it remains in occasional discussion.

Country

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan (Кыргызстан Kırğızstan ; Киргизия or Кыргызстан ), officially the Kyrgyz Republic (Кыргыз Республикасы; ), and also known as Kirghizia, is a country in Central Asia. Kyrgyzstan is a landlocked country with mountainous terrain. It is bordered by Kazakhstan to the north, Uzbekistan to the west and southwest, Tajikistan to the southwest and China to the east. Its capital and largest city is Bishkek.

Kyrgyzstan's recorded history spans over 2,000 years, encompassing a variety of cultures and empires. Although geographically isolated by its highly mountainous terrain, which has helped preserve its ancient culture, Kyrgyzstan has been at the crossroads of several great civilizations as part of the Silk Road and other commercial and cultural routes. Though long inhabited by a succession of independent tribes and clans, Kyrgyzstan has periodically fallen under foreign domination and attained sovereignty as a nation-state only after the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991.

Language

Kirghiz language (English)  Lingua kirghisa (Italiano)  Kirgizisch (Nederlands)  Kirghize (Français)  Kirgisische Sprache (Deutsch)  Língua quirguiz (Português)  Киргизский язык (Русский)  Idioma kirguís (Español)  Język kirgiski (Polski)  柯尔克孜语 (中文)  Kirgiziska (Svenska)  Limba kirghiză (Română)  キルギス語 (日本語)  Киргизька мова (Українська)  Киргизки език (Български)  키르기스어 (한국어)  Kirgiisin kieli (Suomi)  Bahasa Kirgiz (Bahasa Indonesia)  Kirgizų kalba (Lietuvių)  Kirgisisk (Dansk)  Kyrgyzština (Česky)  Kırgızca (Türkçe)  Киргиски језик (Српски / Srpski)  Kirgiisi keel (Eesti)  Kirgizština (Slovenčina)  Kirgiz nyelv (Magyar)  Kirgiski jezik (Hrvatski)  ภาษาคีร์กีซ (ไทย)  Kirgīzu valoda (Latviešu)  Κιργιζική γλώσσα (Ελληνικά)  Tiếng Kyrgyz (Tiếng Việt) 
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