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Name Bishkek
Type Settlement
Scripts Бишкек(Kyrgyz, Russian)
Pronounced Pron. beesh-KEHK(Kyrgyz) bish-KEHK(English) byish-KYEHK(Russian)
Edit Status Status3. usages AND description are verified

Meaning & History

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 traditional dairy product. It could also mean "five heights" from Kyrgyz беш (besh) meaning "five" and бийик (biyik) meaning "tall, high", or it could mean "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.
Added 5/22/2016 by HL