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Synonyms for Uigur

a member of a people who speak Uighur and live in Xinjiang and adjacent areas

the Turkic language spoken by approximately 7,000,000 Uighur in extreme northwestern China

the script (derived from Aramaic) used to write the Uighur language


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While drinking alcohol violates the tenets of Islam, many Uigurs could been seen spending their evenings at beer gardens and eating their favorite dishes like lamb kebabs.
Uigurs and Kazakhs fled China and could not perform their usual informal role as shuttle traders.
Heissig's monograph on the Olon Sume fragments was a significant step in that direction, and now this new avatar of the Tanjur version with the word-index is another vital step towards a deeper knowledge of the formation of Buddhist Middle Mongolian, with its Tibetan and Uigur sources.
Xinjiang") which has a 100,000 tonne per annum ("tpa") compound NPK (Nitrogen, Phosphate, Potassium) plant in Xinjiang Uigur Autonomous Region.
Nadzhip's Modern Uigur (Moscow: "Nauka" Publishing House, 1971), 157 pages (not listed in the bibliography of Spoken Uyghur), explains the grammar of the written language with quite a few examples in transliteration and gives one-half page as a specimen of the Arabic script employed then, before the official return to Arabic for most Uyghur publishing.
The Department of Migratory and Quarantine Control of Xinjiang Uigur Autonomous Region informed on Saturday, reported Xinhua.
The other assumed that the Americans planned to hand over weapon and ammunition to terrorist groups active in Uzbekistan and Xinjiang Uigur Autonomous Region of China.
Also this year, China leveraged the international war on terrorism to strike at ethnic Uigurs in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region of northwest China, said Nicolas Becquelin, a senior researcher with the advocacy group Human Rights in China.
1190-1227 Conquests of Genghis Khan Mongols v Naimans, Uigurs, Kara-Khitai empire, plus early Russia and Hungary