• WordNet 3.6
    • n Kirghiz the Turkic language spoken by the Kirghiz
    • n Kirghiz a landlocked republic in west central Asia bordering on northwestern China; formerly an Asian soviet but became independent in 1991
    • n Kirghiz a member of a people of Turkic speech and Mongolian race inhabiting vast regions of central Siberia
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In literature:

From all this I have no intention of drawing the conclusion that the Kirghiz are, as a people, inhospitable or unfriendly to strangers.
"Russia" by Donald Mackenzie Wallace
Omsk is the center of that military organization of Western Siberia which is intended to overawe the Kirghiz population.
"Michael Strogoff" by Jules Verne
He looked more like a Tartar or a Kirghiz.
"Beasts, Men and Gods" by Ferdinand Ossendowski
Again, the conquest of Central Asia led her to overstep the barrier of the Kirghiz deserts.
"The Expansion of Europe" by Ramsay Muir
It has its counterpart in the legend which the Kirghiz of Siberia tell of their ancestry.
"Balder The Beautiful, Vol. I." by Sir James George Frazer
About 843 this Uigur Kingdom was destroyed by the Kirghiz.
"Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
On for many hundreds of versts rolls the train through the pasture lands of the splendid Kirghiz race.
"Russia" by Various
Their tents are exactly the same as those of the Kirghizes of the Pamir and the Kirghiz Steppe.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
In 1869 the Kirghiz, together with the Cossacks of the Don, revolted, but in the autumn of 1870, order was restored.
"The Story of Russia" by R. Van Bergen
Kirghiz and Kazakhs nomads in the region persist in rejecting the Party and its program.
"Frigid Fracas" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
These Kirghiz hardly ever use money.
"Russian Life To-day" by Right Rev. Herbert Bury
He may be a Tajik, or an Usbeg, or a Kirghiz, or a Kipchak, too, but he is only known as a Yarkandi, or a Kashgari.
"The Life of Yakoob Beg" by Demetrius Boulger
Uzbegs and Kirghiz have but small affinity with the Mongol element of Asia.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7" by Various
He had but returned this very week from a journey which led him as far as to the Kirghiz steppes.
"The Green Book" by Mór Jókai
But in Sungaria the Kalmuk, Chinese, Dungan, Taranchi, and Kirghiz groups are all still sharply distinguished and perceptible at a glance.
"Man, Past and Present" by Agustus Henry Keane
Some of the regiments were composed of Kirghiz; and one, at least, of Mongolians pure and simple.
"In the Russian Ranks" by John Morse
One fine day these Kirghiz were found murdered.
"The House of the Dead or Prison Life in Siberia" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Of pastoral folk in the unmodified form the Kirghiz of the Asiatic steppes form perhaps the best example.
"Modern Geography" by Marion I. Newbigin
The total number of Kara-Kirghiz exceeds 800,000.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 7" by Various
They thus form geographically the transition between the northern Kirghiz and the southern Turkomans.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 6" by Various