Which country closely means “Country of 40 Tribes”?

The name of which of the following countries closely means “country of 40 tribes”?

  1. Kazakhstan
  2. Kyrgyzstan
  3. Tajikistan
  4. Uzbekistan
Monis Rasool Professor Asked on 15th May 2015 in General Knowledge.
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    Option 1 Kyrgyzstan is the right answer.

    “Kyrgyz” is believed to have been derived from the Turkic word for “forty”, in reference to the forty clans of Manas, a legendary hero who united forty regional clans against the Uyghurs. Literally it means We are forty. At the time, in the early 9th century AD, the Uyghurs dominated much of Central Asia (including Kyrgyzstan), Mongolia, and parts of Russia and China.

    The 40-ray sun on the flag of Kyrgyzstan is a reference to those same forty tribes and the graphical element in the sun’s center depicts the wooden crown of a yurt – a portable dwelling traditionally used by nomads in the steppes of Central Asia.

    Harsh Vardhan Professor Answered on 15th May 2015.
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