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Uigur

or Ui·ghur

[wee-goo r]
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noun
  1. a member of a Turkish people dominant in Mongolia and eastern Turkestan from the 8th to 12th centuries a.d., and now living mainly in western China.
  2. the Turkic language of the Uigurs.
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adjective
  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of the Uigurs.
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Related formsUi·gu·ri·an, Ui·ghu·ri·an [wee-goo r-ee-uh n] /wiˈgʊər i ən/, Ui·gu·ric, Ui·ghu·ric, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • The inhabitants are called Jogur, the Jugur or Uigur of other authors.

    A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. I

    Robert Kerr


British Dictionary definitions for uigur

Uigur

Uighur

noun
  1. plural -gur or -gurs a member of a Mongoloid people of NW China, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan
  2. the language of this people, belonging to the Turkic branch of the Altaic family
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Derived FormsUigurian, Uighurian, Uiguric or Uighuric, adjective
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