- the capital of Kirghizia (Kyrgyzstan), in the N part.
[kir-gee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh; Russian kyir-gyee-zyi-yuh]
- a republic in central Asia, S of Kazakhstan and N of Tadzhikistan (Tajikistan). 76,460 sq. mi. (198,500 sq. km). Capital: Bishkek.
Official name Kyrgyzstan.Formerly Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic.
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A crowd began to gather around an old bus stop in an industrial area near downtown Bishkek.
- the capital of Kyrgyzstan. Pop: 828 000 (2005 est)Also called: Pishpek Former name (1926–91): Frunze
- the former Russian name for Kyrgyzstan
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