kirghiz soviet socialist republic


[kir-gee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh; Russian kyir-gyee-zyi-yuh]
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 (1936–91) Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic. Unabridged
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Kirghizia or Kirgizia (kɜːˈɡɪzɪə)
the former Russian name for Kyrgyzstan
Kirgizia or Kirgizia

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