Togolok Moldo

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Togolok Moldo on the Kyrgyz 20 som note.
Togolok Moldo on a 2010 Kyrgyz stamp.

Togolok Moldo (Kyrgyz: Тоголок Молдо; real name: Bayymbet Abdyrakhmanov; 10 June 1860 – 4 January 1942) was a Kyrgyz poet, Manaschi and folk song writer. Born in Ak-Talaa district, Naryn Region (oblast). Togolok Moldo by his audiences – "togolok" means round-faced, "moldo" means an educated person. He is buried near the village of about 3,000 persons named for him in Ak-Talaa district.


  • Тоголок Молдо. Избранное. (Togolok Moldo. Selected.) (1958, translated in Russian from Kyrgyz). Goslitizdat.
  • Дорогой песен (1958, translated in Russian from Kyrgyz). Molodaya Gvardiya.
  • Волк и лиса (Wolf and Fox, 1972, translated in Russian from Kyrgyz). Mektep.