Kirgiz Nationality in Brief
Chinese Phonetic Alphabet (Pinyin): kē ěr kè zī
English Translation1: Kirgiz
Population & Distribution2: Total population is 186,708, mainly distributed in the area of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
Spoken and Written Language: The national language is belong to the Turkic group of Altaic language family with Arabic alphabet based spelling system.
Major Industry: Kirgiz mainly engaged in animal husbandry and sidelined with cultivation and handicraft industry.
Religious Belief: Kirgiz people believes in Islam.
Traditional Festivals: Nowruz Festival, Horse Milk Festival, Crow Festival, Eid-al-Fitr and other.
Traditional Diet: Grab mutton, Naren, pot meat and butter rice.
Traditional Folk Art: Milking dance, tapestry dance.
Traditional Sports: Wrestling on horseback, catching silver ingots from racing horses, horseback shooting and other.
Note 1: The English names of nationalities are compiled according to the usage of the Internet and written materials.
Note 2: The distribution of ethnic population and regions is cited from the computer aggregated data of the 2010 census of China.