- 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.
- the Turkic language of the Uigurs.
- of, relating to, or characteristic of the Uigurs.
Examples from the Web for uighur
Contemporary Examples of uighur
Teachers told me of a government decision to halt the teaching of the Uighur language in schools beginning in 2012.
Meanwhile, Uighur sources say several hundred thousand young Uighur woman have been forced to work in factories in eastern China.
Uighur sources counter that hundreds of Uighurs were killed after police allegedly opened fire.
Historical Examples of uighur
It is trilingual--viz., Chinese, Uighur, and runic or Yenissei characters.
Then there's a Uighur on my list—I'll appear to him in a shaman's hut and he'll assume I'm a devil.
Sanskrit's very simple, but medieval Russian's confusing, and as for Uighur—however!
This monastery lies about 25 m. south by east of the Uighur capital.
- plural -gur or -gurs a member of a Mongoloid people of NW China, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan
- the language of this people, belonging to the Turkic branch of the Altaic family