Kyrgyzstan Country Quiz

🇰🇬 Can you guess these facts about the country of Kyrgyzstan?
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Last updated: August 12, 2020
First submittedMay 20, 2019
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Capital city of Kyrgyzstan
Bishkek
Only bordering country whose name does not end with "-stan"
China
Second most-spoken language after Kyrgyz
Russian
Metal which comprises 43% Kyrgyzstan's exports
Gold
Type of portable dwelling depicted on the flag
Yurt
Currency of Kyrgyzstan
Som
Illegal, but still practiced, way of obtaining a bride known as "Ala kachuu"
Kidnapping
"Ulak tartysh" is the sport in which horse-mounted players attempt
to place this type of animal in a goal
Goat (or a Calf
sometimes)
Mountain range covering eastern Kyrgyzstan
Tian Shan
2005 revolution that led to the overthrow of President Askar Akayev
(hint: a flower)
Tulip Revolution
Country from which Kyrgyzstan gained its independence in 1991
Soviet Union
Second-largest ethnic group, about 14.7% of the population
Uzbek
Major lake that is entirely located in Kyrgyzstan
Issyk-Kul
The region of Arslanbob contains the largest forest of this type of nut-bearing tree
Walnut
Epic poem that tells of the formation of the Kyrgyz people - thought to be more than
1,000 years old and 20 times longer than Homer's Odyssey
Epic of Manas
Second-largest city (hint: 3 letters long)
Osh
Kyrgyzstan is further from the ____ than any other country
Sea
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Level 71
May 31, 2020
There are several ways of spelling the lake that I have seen (Yssk-Kul, Ysyk-Kul) that aren't accepted
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Level 72
Jun 2, 2020
Please have a look at this wiki article. The idea that the Epic of Manas is older than Homer's work has no serious support.
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Level 66
Jun 2, 2020
The clue is not stating that
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Level 67
Aug 4, 2020
I guess @rocamorar misunderstood the clue that the Epic is 'thought to be more than 1,000 years old' than Homer's Odyssey. I misunderstood the clue as well until I read the comments.
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Level 53
Jul 10, 2020
Accept coast for sea?
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Level 82
Jul 10, 2020
I learned several new things from this quiz, thanks!
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Level 61
Jul 27, 2020
Why oh why have they made wife-kidnapping illegal? It's political correctness gone mad.
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Level 51
Oct 9, 2020
I knew that because Genghis Khan's mother was kidnapped by his father, so I figured it was still happening.
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Level 80
Oct 19, 2020
Was Pamela Anderson the celebrity activist pushing for this?
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Level 65
Oct 19, 2020
Haha. Nice. Or, I should say, "Veeyh nice."
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Level 77
Aug 29, 2020
Who else was today years old when they learned that the Kyrgyzstan flag shows a yurt, not the sun?
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Level 65
Oct 10, 2020
Oh wow, I always thought it was a cricket ball.
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Level 53
Oct 19, 2020
the thing in the middle is the tunduk, which is the center part of the roof of the yurt. It does have 40 sun rays around it though, that are supposed to represent the 40 Kyrgyz tribes.
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Level 82
Oct 15, 2020
Ala Kachuu?! Seriously?! It sounds like someone with a heavy accent saying "I'll catch you!" in English.
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Level 65
Oct 19, 2020
Or sneezing. That's what I thought of.
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Level 80
Oct 19, 2020
Cool quiz. Not too easy. Learned some stuff.
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Level 55
Oct 19, 2020
Meme country of Sporcle
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Level 70
Oct 19, 2020
I really liked this one - required more country-specific knowledge than a lot of others in this series.
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Level 73
Oct 19, 2020
Didn't do well (11/17) but I'll come back and hopefully learn something.
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Level 65
Oct 19, 2020
It's a terrible practice, and I'm glad it's illegal, but please, someone tell me that 'ala kachuu' is pronounced 'I'll-a catch you'.
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Level 80
Oct 20, 2020
I saw a documentary on this and it seemed very staged and ritualized. The young girl was crying but I think it's because she knew that's what was expected. Very weird custom but not too far removed from the cultural expectation of how men and women should interact that I found in many countries, even Russia.
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Level 15
Oct 20, 2020
one question should be: Other major quiz site where all users are in love with Kyrgyzstan