Definition of Kyrgyzstan in US English:

Kyrgyzstan

proper noun

  • A mountainous country in central Asia, on the northwestern border of China; population 5,900,000 (estimated 2015); official languages, Kyrgyz and Russian (since 2001); capital, Bishkek.

    Also called Kyrgyz Republic or (formerly) Kirghizia

The region was annexed by Russia in 1864 and became a constituent republic of the Soviet Union. When the Soviet Union broke up in 1991, Kyrgyzstan became an independent republic within the Commonwealth of Independent States

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