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Which Central Asian capital is supposedly named after the paddle that is used to stir up the fermenting milk from which the Kumis drink is made?

Question #148332. Asked by pehinhota.
Last updated Oct 04 2021.
Originally posted Mar 08 2021 2:24 PM.

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Bishkek, the capital and largest city of Kyrgyzstan. It was founded as "Pishpek" and renamed "Frunze" during the Soviet times (as capital of the Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic). After the dissolution of the U.S.S.R. in 1991, the city was renamed again - this time as "Bishkek".
Before 1926 it was known as Pishpek, which is the name of the wooden paddle with which the Kyrgyz make their kymyz (kumiss)-the national drink.

Response last updated by gtho4 on Oct 04 2021.
Mar 08 2021, 3:08 PM
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