Saikal: Kyrgyzstan's original nomad warrior woman
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100 Women 2016: Saikal - Kyrgyzstan's original nomad warrior woman

Kyrgyzstan's national hero Manas once fell in love with and fought the daughter of a nomad chief. Her name was Saikal and this is her story.

Folk singer: Sherin Sarigulova. Produced by Paul I. Harris, Olga Ivshina and Gulnara Kasmambetova. Animation by Morteza Rakhtaala.

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BBC 100 Women names 100 influential and inspirational women around the world every year. We create documentaries, features and interviews about their lives, giving more space for stories that put women at the centre.

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