Kyrgyz

noun

Kyr·​gyz ˌkir-ˈgēz How to pronounce Kyrgyz (audio)
variants or Kirghiz
plural Kyrgyz or Kirghiz
1
: a member of a Turkic people of Kyrgyzstan and adjacent areas of central Asia
2
: the language of the Kyrgyz
Kyrgyz adjective

Word History

Etymology

Kyrgyz Kɨrgɨz

First Known Use

1652, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Kyrgyz was in 1652

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Cite this Entry

“Kyrgyz.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kyrgyz. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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