Collection Description

Brief Culture Description

Culture Name

Kyrgyz

Culture Description

The Kyrgyz are a Turkic-Mongol people who live primarily in Kyrgyzstan. Their traditional livelihood was pastoral nomadism. The former Soviet government both encouraged and forced settlement into permanent Soviet-style settlements in cities and towns and on collective and state farms. The Kyrgyz are Sunni Muslims.

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Region

Asia --Central Asia

Countries

Afghanistan

Kyrgyzstan

Kazakhstan

Pakistan

OWC Code

RP02

Collection Information

Number of Documents

1

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Number of Pages

11

Collection Overview

The Kyrgyz file consists only of this culture summary. The article was originally published in the Encyclopedia of World Cultures, Vol. 6, Russia and Eurasia/China, 1994. Paul Friedrich and Norma Diamond, eds. Boston, Mass.: G. K. Hall & Co.

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