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A primer on Kyrgyz names

The Kyrgyz people are a Turkic group living in Central Asia. Outside of their homeland of Kyrgyzstan, with its hard-won independence, there are large diaspora communities in Uzbekistan, China, Russia, Tajikistan, and Kazakhstan. Afghanistan and Ukraine also have small diaspora communities. Among the most famous Kyrgyzis are author Chyngyz Aytmatov and Kasym Tynystanov, a poet,…
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HELLO, MY NAME IS: DARWIN I like chewing on my...

HELLO, MY NAME IS: DARWIN I like chewing on my... | Name News | Scoop.it
HELLO, MY NAME IS: DARWIN I like chewing on my blankets and rolling on my belly. I live in Kyrgyzstan and like to travel. My parents are into evolutionary biology, so you can guess where they came up...
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e-Onomastics: Kyrgyz forenames (in Russian)

e-Onomastics: Kyrgyz forenames (in Russian) | Name News | Scoop.it
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Worth a whiz through a translator (or worth reading if you're lucky enough to have Russian) if, well, you're interested in Kyrgyz names.  e.g. there's a bit about naming children after the day of the week they were born:

"1) Dүyshөn, Duyshen, Duyshenbek, Duyshenbay, Duyshenaly (Monday);
2) Sheyshen, Sheishenbek, Sheyshenbay, Sheyshenkul (Tuesday);
3) Sharshov, Sharshenbek, Sharshenbaev Sharshenkul (Wednesday);
4) Beishen, Beishenbek, Beyshenbay, Beishenkulov (Thursday);
5) Juma Zhumabai, Jumabek, Zhumaaly, Zhumakul (Friday);
6) Ishenim, Ishenbek, Ishenbay, Ishenkul, Ishenaly (Saturday);
7) Jekshen, Zhekshenbek, Zhekshenbay, Zhekshenkul (Sunday).
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