The World Famous Genghis Khan was a Kyrgyz
by Begish Amatov, Sr
Scholars agree that the Kyrgyz are one of the most ancient peoples in Central Asia. In fact, they were mentioned as Gekun (or Ko-kun) or Jiankun (or Chien-kun) in Chinese records of the Han period as early as 201 B.C. Since then, history has seen many great events. As for the Kyrgyz, according to available sources, in 840 A.D. they created their own Great Kyrgyz Khaganate.