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(1) Among the Kirghiz and Altai peoples in the past, a nomadic or seminomadic settlement which usually included kinfolk of varying degrees of relationship. Among the Altai the term “ail” also referred to a separate dwelling (a yurt or a hut) with a farm.

(2) Among the Mongol peoples, a nomadic family group.

(3) In the Kirghiz SSR, a rural administrative territorial unit. Accordingly, village councils of the Kirghiz SSR are referred to as ail and village soviets of working people’s deputies.

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They said a year ago a large number of ailing artists and writers had submitted their applications with culture directorate for financial assistance but despite approval from the concerned quarters, their aid funds were not released.
According to reporter, a reminder for issuance of the passport to Syed Ali Gilani was filed in the Passport Office, Srinagar, on Friday so that he could get the travel documents and visit Saudi Arabia to see his ailing, the forum spokesman said on Saturday.
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