Usage Kyrgyz, Russian, English, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Indonesian, Kazakh, Macedonian, Malay, Persian, Tajik, Ukrainian, Uzbek
Scripts Бишкек (Kyrgyz, Russian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Tajik, Uzbek Cyrillic), Бішкек (Belarusian, Kazakh Cyrillic, Ukrainian), بىشكەك (Kazakh Arabic), بيسهكيك (Malay Jawi), بیشکک (Persian)
Pronounced Pron. /bʲɪʂ.ˈkʲek/ (Russian), /bɪʃ.ˈkɛk/ (English)
Other Forms FormsPishpek, Pishkek
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Contributor Contrib.highexpectasians on 5/22/2016
Meaning uncertain. One theory suggests that it comes from a word meaning "whorl, whisk" in Kyrgyz, referring to a tool used to prepare kumis (a dairy product). It could also mean "five heights" from Kyrgyz беш (besh) meaning "five" and бийик (biyik) meaning "tall, high" or "five chiefs" from беш (besh) meaning "five" and the Turkish title beg meaning "chieftain, master". This is the name of the capital city of KYRGYZSTAN.