Uigur

or Ui·ghur

[ wee-goo r ]
/ ˈwi gʊər /

noun

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.

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of the Uigurs.

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OTHER WORDS FROM Uigur

Ui·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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British Dictionary definitions for uigur

Uigur

Uighur

/ (ˈwiːɡʊə) /

noun

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

Derived forms of Uigur

Uigurian, Uighurian, Uiguric or Uighuric, adjective
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