It is related to such languages as Turkish, Kazak, Kyrgyz , Turkmen, and Uzbek.
The ancient Kyrgyz were part of strong nomadic tribal unions, which proved to be a serious distress to China.
There aren't many people outside Kyrgyzstan who speak Kyrgyz , but that's immaterial here.
He was among more than 500 people crammed into a small refugee camp inside Kyrgyz territory but just 150 meters from the Uzbek border.
Rakitin earlier said that several Kyrgyz citizens who witnessed the killings testified that the gunman was tall and had red hair, a description that bears little resemblance to Ivankov.
Within minutes two Kyrgyz soldiers are felled.
Firefights will claim up to 48 Kyrgyz soldiers, 12 antirebel Uzbek soldiers, and 75 rebels.
The N.D.I. alone operates 20 centers that provide news summaries in Russian, Kyrgyz and Uzbek.
The poorly equipped Kyrgyz army was barely able to repel the attackers.
To local Kyrgyz and Russians, the spectacle of beefy US soldiers opens a new perspective.