- n a member of a people of Turkic speech and Mongolian race inhabiting vast regions of central Siberia
- n a landlocked republic in west central Asia bordering on northwestern China; formerly an Asian soviet but became independent in 1991
- n the Turkic language spoken by the Kirghiz
- Penny Wong in Reuters
They had raised a beacon of hope that called out not only to the Kirghiz themselves, but also to every village and town in Afghanistan where children yearn for education, and where fathers and mothers dream of building a school whose doors will... Greg Mortenson http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greg_Mortenson&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHWulRfp4I1_6rMull5PZ7AQ2A_GQ Washington Post http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/18/AR2009121801612.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNEaDyoNRf79V7ujpwKhrXwqtIQ1cg Dec 18, 2009
55931 74044 kiribati Unless we act now, climate change will be catastrophic for Australia, Kiribati and the world," Wong said ahead of the closed-door meeting.