Kyrgyz leid

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Kyrgyz or Kirgiz, an aa Kirghiz, Kyrghiz, Qyrghiz (Кыргыз тили, Qırğız tili/Kyrgyz tili, Arabic: قىرعىز تىلى) is a Turkic leid an, thegither wi Russian, an offeecial leid o Kyrgyzstan. Genetically it is maist closely relatit tae Altay an mair distantly so tae Kazakh; housomeivver, modern-day leid convergence haes resultit in an increasing degree o mutual intelligibility atween Kyrgyz an Kazakh.

Kyrgyz is spaken bi aboot 4 million fowk in Kyrgyzstan, Cheenae, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Pakistan an Roushie. Kyrgyz wis oreeginally written in Turkic uniform alphabet,[1] gradually replaced bi a modifee'd Perso-Arabic script till the mid-20t century, when a Latin script wis briefly introduced, replaced due tae Soviet influence wi a modified form o the Cyrillic alphabet which eventually became common an haes remained so tae this day (although some Kyrgyz still uise the Arabic script). When Kyrgyzstan became independent follaein the Soviet Union's collapse in 1991, thare wis a popular idea amang some Kyrgyz fowk tae revert tae the Latin alphabet. Housomeivver, that plan haes niver been implementit.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Kyzlasov I.L. "Runiform scripts of Eurasian steppes", Eastern Literature, Moscow, 1994, pp.80 on, ISBN 5-02-017741-5, with further bibliography