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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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The format of the entries is transliteration and transcription; B attestations with contexts and references to manuscripts (texts cited are not translated); P prosopography (at times quite extensive); D etymology (of both Iranian and non-Iranian words!), meaning, etc., with Uigur (and some Iranian) words being cited in Chinese characters plus pinyin, Late Middle Chinese, and Early Middle Chinese transcription; additional notes (only some entries).
Aibek Polatbekov, Chair of Audit Commission of Uigurs' Society in Kyrgyzstan 32.
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.
Uigurs, who are predominately Muslim, and eight other ethnic minorities account for more than half the city's population.
Of course, the Xinjiang average income does not necessarily hold for the titular minority, the Uigurs, nor for the million Kazaks or four dozen other non-Han peoples residing in the republic.
1190-1227 Conquests of Genghis Khan Mongols v Naimans, Uigurs, Kara-Khitai empire, plus early Russia and Hungary
My Asian heritage sometimes allowed me to blend in with the Kazaks, Tatars, Uigurs, Uzbeks, and other ethnic groups.