[ wee-goor ]

noun,plural Uy·ghurs, (especially collectively) Uy·ghur.
  1. a member of a predominantly Muslim Turkic-speaking people, dominant in Mongolia and eastern Turkestan from the 8th to 12th centuries a.d., and now living in northwestern China, mainly in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

  2. the Turkic language of the Uyghurs.

  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of the Uyghurs or their language.

Origin of Uyghur

First recorded in 1840–45; from Uyghur; a self-designation of the Uyghur people
  • Sometimes Ui·ghur, (Older Spelling) Ui·gur; (Pinyin) Wei·wu’er .

Other words from Uyghur

  • Uy·ghu·ri·an [wee-goor-ee-uhn], /wiˈgʊər i ən/, Uy·ghu·ric, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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