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Noun: Kirghizstan  ,,keer-gi'stan or ,kur-ji'staan
  1. A landlocked republic in west central Asia bordering on northwestern China; formerly an Asian soviet but became independent in 1991
    - Kyrgyzstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Kirghizia, Kirgizia, Kirghiz, Kirgiz, Kirgizstan

Type of: Asian country, Asian nation

Part of: Asia, CIS, Commonwealth of Independent States

Encyclopedia: Kirghizstan