Kishlak or qishlaq (Uzbek: qishloq, Turkmen: gyşlag, Turkish: kışlak, Azerbaijani: qışlaq, Persian: قشلاق), or qıştaq (Kyrgyz: кыштак) is a rural settlement of semi-nomadic Turkic peoples of Central Asia and Azerbaijan. The meaning of the term is "wintering place" in Turkic languages (derives from Turkic qış - winter).
Traditionally, a clay/mud fence (dewal, duval) surrounds a kishlak.
- "Kishlak", Encyclopedia of Central Asia
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