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Kymyz | The Kyrgyz Cure-All

Nomad Life

Take a summer drive to the mountains, or to Issyk-Kul, or any valley stemming into the ranges of Kyrgyzstan, and you will undoubtedly see the large, hand-painted signs advertising “кымыз”. Kymyz is a form of fermented mare’s milk that gets collected, brewed, and consum...

01.04.2020 409

Kalpak Day!

Nomad Life

The iconic cap of Central Asia was constitutionally recognized as a cultural symbol in 2016. Since then, every March 5th a sea of white hats fill the streets as men gather to celebrate the national pride and symbolism that is epitomized in the kalpak.Traditionally these headpieces are called ak-kalp...

05.03.2020 366

Kyrgyz Language Lesson #1

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Kyrgyz sounds like it is merrily tripping and skipping through a mountain meadow with its Ts, Ks, Rs, and Ngs. But it is equally happy wrapped up in a blanket and hibernating through a cold winter, with the Oos, the Uus, Shs, and Zs. Trying to learn it requires a remastery of lip movement and vowel ...

24.02.2020 307

Birds of Prey

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The art, sport, and livelihood of eagle hunting has existed in Kyrgyzstan for hundreds of years. Generation after generation of munushkor, eagle hunters, have kept the tradition alive since the 12th century, when hunting with eagles arrived with Mongols during their conquest of the territory. The tr...

11.02.2020 323

New Year Through the Ages

Nomad Life

In Kyrgyzstan, New Year is loved and celebrated on a large scale, although it has began not so long ago. This custom was introduced during the Soviet Union. Since then New Year became the most favorite holiday. This holiday is associated with a great feast, gifts, waiting for a miracle, joyful at...

20.01.2020 281

W.O.W. | Ak Jol

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In Kyrgyz culture, the color white occurs in various meanings and descriptions. Usually it is associated with purity and goodness in contrast to black, which is evil. This value goes back for many years, and in Kyrgyz language it is called “Ak”. People highlighted the white colo...

25.12.2019 538

Jailoo | Kyrgyz Nomadic Tradition

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If there is anything that could be considered distinctly Kyrgyz, it is the nomadic lifestyle. The traditional nomad follows the seasons, answering the call of the mountains or the valleys as they care for their family’s livestock. In April and May, driving through the Too Ashu pass will in...

13.12.2019 321

The Kyrgyz Republic

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Kyrgyzstan is a unique part of Central Asia with a beautiful and pure nature. It's filled with a variety of landscapes and natural attractions. Travelers will discover an untouched land, from spacious valleys and steppes to high-mountain glaciers. Nestled amongst its infamous neighbors, K...

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