Uigur

or Ui·ghur

[wee-goo r]
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.
adjective
  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of the Uigurs.
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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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.

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    China's Dangerous Delusion

    Paul Mooney

    July 12, 2009

  • Meanwhile, Uighur sources say several hundred thousand young Uighur woman have been forced to work in factories in eastern China.

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    China's Dangerous Delusion

    Paul Mooney

    July 12, 2009

  • Uighur sources counter that hundreds of Uighurs were killed after police allegedly opened fire.

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    China's Dangerous Delusion

    Paul Mooney

    July 12, 2009

Historical Examples of uighur


British Dictionary definitions for uighur

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
Derived FormsUigurian, Uighurian, Uiguric or Uighuric, adjective
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