Manos (Kyrgyzstan epic poem); Kyrgyzstan food

Mark Odegard markodegard at HOTMAIL.COM
Thu May 10 19:15:52 UTC 2001

Barry P writes

>    The OED numbers are pathetic:
>Kyrgyzstan--0 hits
>Kyrghyzstan--0 hits
>Kyrgyz (Republic)--0 hits
>Kyrghyz (Republic)--0 hits

One might try 'Kirgiz'.

I have nothing but contempt for the ex-Soviet apparatchiks who changed all
the place names in this part of the world. It's as if they find it offensive
that anyone could correctly spell these names.

Were I datelining something on Kabila-the-Second-Land, I write:
Congo (formerly Zaire now Congo again) (Kinshasha formerly Leopoldville,
still Kinshasha).
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