Kirghiz

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Etymology[edit]

Possibly from the Kyrgyz words "кырк кыз" (forty girls), a reference to the Manas epic unifying forty small tribes against the Chinese and the Muslim expansion; or possibly from "кырк ууз" (the forty tribes); or possibly from "кыргыс" (imperishable, inextinguishable, undying).

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Kirghiz

  1. A language of Kyrgyzstan.
  2. Turkish ethnic group in Kyrgyzstan.

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