Kipchak Turkic language of Central Asia
Kyrgyz language is the official language of Kyrgyzstan and a branch of Turkic languages that most Kyrgyz people speak with. Kyrgyz is written with the Cyrillic alphabet, but can be written in the Arabic alphabet in Xinjiang, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.
|Native to||Kyrgyzstan (official), Afghanistan, Xinjiang (China), Tajikistan, Russia, Pakistan|
|4.3 million (2009 census)|
- ↑ Kyrgyz language at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
- ↑ "Kyrgyz language and alphabets".
- http://www.lmp.ucla.edu/Kyrgyz Archived 2011-06-05 at the Wayback Machine