Kyrgyzstan Arts and Literature

Kyrgyzstan Arts and Literature

Literature Like other Central Asian literature, the Kyrgyz also has its roots in the poetry of acynes (folk songs) with its lamentations and didactic pieces. Here there is a rich treasure of fairy tales, legends and proverbs, but above all the great epic about the national hero Manas, comprising more than 500,000 rows (recorded in excerpts first in 1856). Notably, among the Kyrgyz acynes was Toktogul Satylganov, one of the…

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