[ kir-gee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh; Russian kyir-gyee-zyi-yuh ]
/ kɪrˈgi ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə; Russian kyɪrˈgyi zyɪ yə /
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a republic in central Asia, south of Kazakhstan and north of Tadzhikistan (Tajikistan). 76,460 sq. mi. (198,500 sq. km). Capital: Bishkek.
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Official name Kyr·gyz·stan [kir-gi-stahn] /ˌkɪr gɪˈstɑn/ . Formerly Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic.
Words nearby Kirghizia
Kirchhoff, Kirchhoff's law, Kirchhoff's laws, Kirchner, Kirghiz, Kirghizia, Kirghiz Steppe, Kiribati, kirigami, Kirilenko, Kirin
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British Dictionary definitions for Kirghizia
/ (kɜːˈɡɪzɪə) /
the former Russian name for Kyrgyzstan
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