Kyrgyzstan: at the core of Central Asia

All Around This World South and Central Asia map featuring Kyrgyzstan

This week our online classes take us all the way to Kyrgyzstan in the center of Central Asia. The recorded history of Kyrgyzstan stretches back thousands of years, to a time when Kyrgyz nomads roamed vast Central Asian lands and Kyrgyz warriors conquered and were conquered by people like the Mongols, the Uighur and, in the 20th century, the Soviets. This week we’ll go that far back, but also keep one foot firmly in the Kyrgyzstan of today.