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.
the Turkic language of the Uyghurs.
of, relating to, or characteristic of the Uyghurs or their language.
- Sometimes Ui·ghur, (Older Spelling) Ui·gur; (Pinyin) Wei·wu’er .
- Uy·ghu·ri·an [wee-goor-ee-uhn], /wiˈgʊər i ən/, Uy·ghu·ric, adjective
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How to use Uyghur in a sentence
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.
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.The Ego Machine | Henry Kuttner
This monastery lies about 25 m. south by east of the Uighur capital.