Kirghiz
noun (plural Kirghiz or Kirghizes) Etymology: Kirghiz kırğız Date: 1600 1. a member of a Turkic people of Kyrgyzstan and adjacent areas of central Asia 2. the language of the Kirghiz

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Kirghiz — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Kirghize. Kirghiz Кыргыз тили Parlée au  Kirghizistan …   Wikipédia en Français

  • kirghiz — KIRGHÍZ, Ă, kirghizi, e, s.m. şi f., adj. 1. s.m. şi f. Persoană născută şi crescută în Kirghizstan. 2. adj., s.m. şi f. – (Locuitor) din Kirghizstan. – Din fr. Kirghize. Trimis de catalin …   Dicționar Român

  • Kirghiz — [kir gēz′] n. [orig. uncert. ] 1. pl. Kirghiz or Kirghizes a member of a people living chiefly in Kyrgyzstan and adjacent areas 2. the Turkic language of this people: Also sp. Kirgiz …   English World dictionary

  • Kirghiz — /kir geez /; Russ. /kyirdd gyees /, n., pl. Kirghizes, (esp. collectively) Kirghiz for 1. 1. a member of a formerly nomadic people dwelling chiefly in Kirghizia (Kyrgyzstan). 2. the Turkic language of the Kirghiz. * * * …   Universalium

  • KIRGHIZ —    a nomadic Turkish people occupying the Kirghiz steppes, an immense tract E. of the Ural River and the Caspian Sea, numbering 2½ millions, adventurous, witty, and free spirited; refuse to settle; retain ancient customs and characteristics, and… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Kirghiz — Kir•ghiz or Kir•giz [[t]kɪrˈgiz[/t]] n. pl. ghiz•es or giz•es, (esp. collectively) ghiz or giz. 1) peo a member of a Turkic people of Central Asia, living mainly in Kirghizia, Tadzhikistan, and the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in W China 2)… …   From formal English to slang

  • Kirghiz — /ˈkɜgɪz/ (say kergiz) noun (plural Kirghiz or Kirghizes) → Kyrgyz …   Australian English dictionary

  • Kirghiz — n. & adj. n. (pl. same) 1 a member of a Mongol people living in central Asia between the Volga and the Irtysh rivers. 2 the language of this people. adj. of or relating to this people or their language. Etymology: Kirghiz …   Useful english dictionary

  • Kirghiz — noun a) A language of Kyrgyzstan. b) Turkish ethnic group in Kyrgyzstan …   Wiktionary

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