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Synonyms for Uighur

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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Uygurs are a Turkic people who have long lived in northern China.
Many Uygurs chafe at government curbs on their culture and religion.
Beijing, May 26 ( ANI ): The Chinese Police have busted 23 terror and religious extremism groups in northwest Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Regions.
Airports across China have tightened security control ahead of a trade fair starting Thursday in the restive northwest region of Xinjiang, which has seen violent ethnic riots and attacks by Uygur Muslim separatists, a Hong Kong-based human rights watchdog said Wednesday.
Wang has been widely condemned by the Uygurs, who resent his presiding over the influx of Han Chinese into the Uygur region since Wang's appointment more than a decade ago.
A netizen, who was said to be a key member of the World Uygur Congress (WUC), was blamed by Chinese authorities for fanning ethnic confrontation that caused the deadly July 5 riot in Urumqi by spreading a fake video online, state news agency Xinhua reported on Wednesday.
Beijing, Oct 8(ANI): A prominent Al-Qaida militant has threatened to attack China in retaliation for the July 5 riots in Urumqi, capital of the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.
The detection screen of the suspects responsible for July 5 riot has come to an end, Hasimu Mamuti, Chief Prosecutor of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Regions said on Thursday.
in Yutian County in the western part of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, according to a Xinhua News Agency report.
Han Chinese residents carried out revenge attacks after the initial violence broke out July 5, smashing Uygur-owned businesses and attacking Uygurs in the city.
Al-Qaeda's Algerian-based offshoot issued a threat Tuesday to target overseas Chinese in North Africa in retaliation for the deaths of Uygurs in Urumqi.
It said that through online instigation, Tohti encouraged his fellow Uygurs to use violence.
Two days later, some Han people retaliated against the Uygurs.
In the region's capital, Urumqi, the minority Uygurs staged a demonstration against the authorities, clashing with government paramilitary forces, attacking Han Chinese and setting fire to stores and vehicles.
Terrorists from neighboring countries mainly target Uygurs that are relatively isolated from mainstream society as they cannot speak Mandarin.