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Kirghiz

[kir-geez; Russian kyir-gyees]
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noun, plural Kir·ghiz·es, (especially collectively) Kir·ghiz for 1.
  1. a member of a formerly nomadic people dwelling chiefly in Kirghizia (Kyrgyzstan).
  2. the Turkic language of the Kirghiz.
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Examples from the Web for kirghiz

Historical Examples

  • Mizgir, a venomous spider, like the Tarantula, found in the Kirghiz Steppes.

    Russian Fairy Tales

    W. R. S. Ralston

  • Another Kirghiz, who was mounted, was attacked and killed, horse and all.

    From Pole to Pole

    Sven Anders Hedin

  • A single wolf had recently worried 180 sheep belonging to a Kirghiz.

    From Pole to Pole

    Sven Anders Hedin

  • In their mode of life the Kirghiz display a certain originality.

    Some Heroes of Travel

    W. H. Davenport Adams

  • That night our traveller accepted the hospitality of a Kirghiz.

    Some Heroes of Travel

    W. H. Davenport Adams


British Dictionary definitions for kirghiz

Kirghiz

Kirgiz

noun
  1. a variant spelling of Kyrgyz
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