Bishkek

[bish-kek]
Formerly Pishpek (until 1926),Also called Frunze (1926–91).

Kirghizia

[kir-gee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh; Russian kyir-gyee-zyi-yuh]
noun
  1. 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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Examples from the Web for bishkek

Contemporary Examples of bishkek

  • Kumar Bekbolotov reports from Bishkek on the roots of the uprising—and how the West can help.

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    How the Uprising Happened

    Kumar Bekbolotov

    April 8, 2010

  • A crowd began to gather around an old bus stop in an industrial area near downtown Bishkek.

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    How the Uprising Happened

    Kumar Bekbolotov

    April 8, 2010


British Dictionary definitions for bishkek

Bishkek

noun
  1. the capital of Kyrgyzstan. Pop: 828 000 (2005 est)Also called: Pishpek Former name (1926–91): Frunze

Kirghizia

Kirgizia

noun
  1. the former Russian name for Kyrgyzstan
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