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Kir•ghi•zia



Pronunciation: (kir-gē'zhu, -zhē-u, -zē-u; Russ. kyir-gyē'zyi-yu), [key]
n.
a republic in central Asia, S of Kazakhstan and N of Tadzhikistan (Tajikistan). 4,291,000; 76,460 sq. mi. (198,500 sq. km).Cap.:Bishkek. Official name, Kyrgyzstan. Formerly (1936–91), Kirghiz' So'viet So'cialist Repub'lic.

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