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Kirgiz — A musical ethnic group

Updated: December 17, 2021


“I grew up singing Manas,”sing the Kirgiz in this video. The people of Kirgiz ethnicity in China, the majority of whom live in Xinjiang, are skilled at singing and dancing. Folk songs are an important part of the Kirgiz culture. Manas, which tells the story of hero Manas and his seven descendants in more than 230,000 lines, is inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.