(4466) Abai

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1971 SX1. Discovered 1971 Sept. 23 at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory at Nauchnyj.

Named in honor of Abai Kunanbaev (1845–1904), Kazakh poet, philosopher and enlightener, founder of Kazakh literature, and translator of the works of I. A. Krylov, A. S. Pushkin {see planet  (2208)} and M. Yu. Lermontov {see planet  (2222)}. (M 23352)

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