Fish

Fish provide an important source of iodine – otherwise lacking in the Kyrgyz diet – and is a popular form of food. Today, there are some 54 species found in…

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Cranes

Joost van der Ven, in his book “Looking at Birds in the Kyrgyz Republic” devotes a special chapter to cranes and the migratory routes that bring three different species to…

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Tājīk

Tājīk is a term generally applied to Iranian-speaking peoples living to the east and northeast of modern Iran. Among the Iranian languages that linguists have identified as being spoken by…

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List of the some of the mountain ranges in the country with their highest peaks

Range Length (in km) Width (in km) Highest peak Highest Point (m. a.s.l.) Average Height (m. a.s.l.) Koshaal Too 582 54 Pobeda (Victory Peak) 7439 4500 Chon Alai 250 40…

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Dungan

Dungan is a term used in territories of the former Soviet Union to refer to a Muslim people of Chinese origin. Turkic-speaking peoples in Xinjiang Province in China also refer…

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Koreans (Koryo-saram)

Koryo-saram is the name which ethnic Koreans in the Post-Soviet states use to refer to themselves. Approximately 500,000 ethnic Koreans reside in the former USSR, primarily in the now independent…

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Peak Pobeda

Peak Pobeda – Victory Peak Peak Pobeda, is one of three 7000-plus meter giants in Kyrgyzstan . At 7439 metres, it is the highest mountain in the Tien Shan range…

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Russians

Russians are an East Slavic ethnic group, primarily living in Russia and neighboring countries. Origins Russians predecessors were the medieval East Slavic nation Rus’, who were also the predecessors of…

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Ukrainians

Ukrainians are an East Slavic ethnic group primarily living in Ukraine. Locations Ukrainians are one of the largest European ethnic groups with a population of more than 44 million people…

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Peak Lenin

Peak Lenin in the Osh oblast lies on the border with Tajikistan – it rises to a height of 7134m and was the third highest mountain in the former Soviet…

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