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Kyrgyz Language Fonts

Yahoo! Search - Free Language Sites Because font sites come and go on the Internet, the best service SEELRC can provide its users is this Yahoo! Search "find it yourself" link.

Introductions

Flag of Kyrgyzstan; more on flag and symbols; Anthem (words); Anthem (music)

Map of Kyrgyzstan and Quick Facts; More Maps

UCLA Language Profile - Kyrgyz; Ethnologue: Languages of Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan Images

Famous Kyrgyz

Kyrgyz Cuisine

Kyrgyz Music, More

Megasites

Search Engine Colossus - Kyrgyzstan Links to primary Kyrgyz language search engines and gateways.

Russian and East European Network Information Center (REENIC) - Kyrgyzstan This link to the Russian and East European Network Information Center website at the University of Texas, Austin, has been preset to connect you directly to resources related to Kyrgyzstan.

REESWeb - Search Kyrgyzstan Do a "search keyword" for "Kyrgyzstan" in the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Russian and East European Studies website database. Strong in links throughout Eastern and Central Europe as well as with the NIS.

Library of Congress Portals to the World - Kyrgyzstan Created and maintained by the LoC Area Studies Directorate.

BUBL LINK - Kyrgyzstan BUBL LINK Catalogue is largest Internet portal in U.K.: Selected Internet resources covering all academic subject areas.

Yahoo - Regional, Countries Links - Kyrgyzstan Excellent Yahoo search engine links for countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.

EurasiaNet - Kyrgyzstan Resources and daily news links.

DMOZ Open Directory - Kyrgyzstan Extensive resources page, includes links to Interactive Portals, Music and Art, Country/Regions, etc.

Google Directory - Kyrgyzstan Google Regional Directory preset for Kyrgyzstan.

Google.com Search - Preset for Kyrgyz The Google search engine has been preset for you to search the Internet using the Kyrgyz language. Also ideal for target language lexical and contextual searches and other language-oriented uses. Requires Kyrgyz fonts. (Also included in Language Materials links below.)

Language Materials

UCLA Language Materials Project: Teaching Materials for Less Commonly Taught Languages Outstanding site for both online and published resources - not just for teachers. Select "Kyrgyz," "All Materials," and "All Levels" for full display.

Orientaal's links to Turkic languages - Kyrgyz Some rare finds in this language resource site.

Kyrgyz Writing System Basic introduction to Kyrgyz alphabet with collections of links to audio files and language related websites.

I Love Languages.com - Kyrgyz Very scant for Kyrgyz.

LanguagesOnTheWeb.com - Kyrgyz Also very scant. Not all functional and not all freeshare.

Wikipedia - Kyrgyz General description of language and alphabet.

Google.com Search - Preset for Kyrgyz The Google search engine has been preset for you to search the Internet using the Kyrgyz language. Also ideal for target language lexical and contextual searches and other language-oriented uses. Requires Kyrgyz fonts. (Also included in Language Materials links below.)

Online Dictionaries

YourDictionary.com - Turkic Large dictionary portal offers general and specialized online dictionaries

Online Media and News

Kidon Media-Link: Kyrgyzstan Links to online newspapers, magazines, TV and radio stations from this giant news portal.

OnlineNewspapers.com - Kyrgyzstan Small-ish selection of national newspapers.

BBC - Kyrgyz.com BBC news broadcasts in Kyrgyz.

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty - Kyrgyz News Service Latest news reports in English and Kyrgyz.

TvRadioWorld - Kyrgyzstan About: "TvRadioWorld is an informational directory dealing with radio and television broadcasters worldwide." Site allows you to bookmark favorite radio stations for listening.

Eurasianet - Kyrgyzstan News in English and Russian from a variety of news sources.

Yahoo! News - Kyrgyzstan Latest news in English from a variety of news sources.

SCOLA - Global Foreign Language Portal SCOLA ia a leader in foreign language television news broadcasts. Schedule of broadcasts, insta-classes in some languages, and other useful information.

History and Culture

WWW Virtual Library - Central Asia Large index to sites related to Central Asian countries.

Wikipedia - History of Kyrgyzstan Excellent encyclopedia article with addition links to important periods and personalities.

History of Kyrgyzstan History of the land, civilizations, and peoples of what is now modern Kyrgyzstan.

Wikipedia - Culture of Kyrgyzstan Basic but still growing "living" encyclopedia article.

Government and Politics

Governments on the WWW - Kyrgyzstan Includes links to National Institutions and Government sites including President and most Ministries; Embassies in foreign countries, Political Parties, etc.

Political Resources on the Net - Kyrgyzstan Listings of political sites available on the Internet sorted by country, with links to Parties, Organizations, Governments, Media and more from all around the world.

Foreign and International Law - Kyrgyzstan From the Washburn University School of Law Library, links to country sites for Constitutional Law, Government and Politics, Law and Legislation, Legislative Bodies, etc.

GlobalSecuity.org - Kyrgyzstan Search for "Kyrgyzstan" for news on topics like Hostilities, Security, Weapons, People, Countries, Organizations, Money.

Centre of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law The Centre of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law was established in 1990 at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London University, in recognition of the growing importance of law in both its Islamic and Middle Eastern dimensions. Website provides links to original papers and documents fundamental to Islamic Law.

Country Studies

Wikipedia - Kyrgyzstan Excellent online encyclopedia article covering geography, history, military, culture, etc. with links to Internet resources.

Kyrgyzstan - A Country Study Exceptionally detailed presentation from the Library of Congress. Includes sections on: Geography, Society, Economy, Government and Politics, Very Detailed History and Historical Development, Contemporary Trends, etc.

CIA World Factbook - Kyrgyzstan Good resource site for information on Geography, People, Government, Economy, Communications, Transportation, Military, and Transnational Issues.

BBC News Country Profiles - Kyrgyzstan Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries; also biographic sketches of leaders, essay on media, and historic timelines. They also include audio and video clips from the BBC archives.

Country Analyses

U.S. Department of State Background Notes - Kyrgyzstan Background Notes are updated/revised as they are received from regional bureaus and are added to the database of the Department of State web site. Categories include: Geography, People, History, Government, Political Conditions, Economy, Defense, Foreign Relations, U.S. Relations, and Travel/Business.

International Monetary Fund - Kyrgyz Republic Latest developments in Peace and Security, Economic Development, Humanitarian Aid/Refugees, Environment/Shelter, Human Rights, Women/Children/Population, Health/Poverty/Food Security, Culture/Education.

The World Bank Group - Kyrgyz Republic WBG Activities in Kyrgyzstan, with additional related links.

The World Trade Organization - Kyrgyz Republic (Member) "The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world’s trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal is to help producers of goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business."

Energy Information Administration Country Analysis Briefs - Central Asia: Kyrgyzstan

"The Energy Information Administration (EIA), created by Congress in 1977, the a statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Energy. We provide policy-independent data, forecasts, and analysis to promote sound policy making efficient markets and public understanding regarding energy and its interaction with the economy and environment."

World Health Organization - Kyrgyzstan About WHO" "The World Health Organization, the United Nations specialized agency for health, was established on 7 April 1948. WHO's objective, as set out in its Constitution, is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health is defined in WHO's Constitution as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."

International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies - Kyrgyzstan The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is the world's largest humanitarian organization, with 178 member National Societies.

Amnesty International - Kyrgyzstan Amnesty International is a champion defender of human rights worldwide. Familiarity with a given country's human rights issues can provide a unique insight into many other aspects of its culture and politics.

Human Rights Watch - Kyrgyzstan Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world.

International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights The International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights is a self-governing group of non-governmental, not-for-profit organizations that act to protect human rights throughout Europe, North America, and the Central Asian republics formed from the territories of the former Soviet Union. A primary specific goal is to monitor compliance with the human rights provisions of the Helsinki Final Act and its Follow-up Documents.

Travel Guides

Lonely Planet Destinations - Kyrgyzstan The people at the offbeat Lonely Planet website are not your typical travel guides -- they're very bright and know what they're talking about. Their goal is not to "sell the country" to travelers. Instead, they tell it how it is. Typical headings include: "Warnings" (in case travel is not recommended - the "why's"); Facts for the Traveler, When to Go, Events, Money and Costs, Attractions, Off the Beaten Track, Activities, History, Culture, Environment, Getting There and Away, Getting Around, and Further Reading and Related Weblinks.

Wikitravel - Kyrgyzstan Wikitravel - by the people, for the people. Wikitravel is a project to create a free, complete, up-to-date, and reliable world-wide travel guide. Still coming into being with some countries.

Yahoo Travel Guide - Kyrgyzstan Includes links to history, basics, transportation, dining, shopping and climate.

Professional Organizations and Library Consortia

Idealist.org - Kyrgyzstan "Action without borders" offers list of national non-profit professional and social organizations.

Caspian Studies Program - Belfer Center Harvard University "The Caspian Studies Project (CSP) seeks to locate the Caspian region on the maps of the U.S. policymaking community as an area in which the United States has important national interests and where U.S. policy can make major differences."

American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages (AATT) AATT, "founded in 1985 as the American Association of Teachers of Turkish, is a private, non-profit, non-political organization of individuals interested in the languages of the Turks. In 1993, the members voted to expand and include all languages of the Turks. The objective of the Association is to advance and improve the teaching of the languages of the Turks; to promote study, criticism, and research in the field of the languages and literatures of the Turks; and to further the common interests of teachers of these subjects."

Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, Indiana University - Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan resource page of IAUNRC. Also check main page and links.

American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies "The Association represents American scholarship in the field of Russia, Central Eurasian, Central and East European studies. Representatives of the AAASS sit on such bodies as the US State Department's Advisory Committee on the Soviet/East European Research and Training Act (1983), and the International Congress for Central and East European Studies (ICCEES). It is a constituent society of the American Council of Learned Societies."

Central Asia-Caucasus Institute (SAIS) The Johns Hopkins University, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute of SAIS: for the study of the Caucasus, Central Asia and the Caspian Region.

International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) IREX is the premier US nonprofit organization specializing in higher education, independent media, Internet development, and civil society programs in the United States, Europe, Eurasia, the Near East, and Asia.

Universities and Centers of Study

U.S. Institutions Teaching Kyrgyz From Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) at the University of Minnesota. Search LCTL list of primary US universities offering instruction in the Kyrgyz language.

Kyrgyzstan: Colleges and Universities Links to major institutions of higher learning.

Colleges and Universities - Kyrgyzstan Another link site to institutions of higher learning.