Kyrgyz is a member of the Turkic languages. Along with Russsian it is the official language of Kyrgyzstan. Kyrgyz is written in modified Cyrillic (Kyrgyzstan) and modified Arabic (China) scripts. A Latin script was used between 1928 and 1940 in Kyrgyzstan.

Map of Kyrgyz language speakers.
Map of Kyrgyz language speakers.

Basic stats

Total speakers: almost 4 million

Main Countries: Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan

Alternate names: Kara-Kirgiz, Kirgiz

ISO 639-3 Code: kir

Product Availability

The following products are currently available in Kyrgyz:

  • For Consumers

(Coming soon)


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