[ wee-goo r ]
/ ˈwi gʊər /
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.
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OTHER WORDS FROM UigurUi·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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Example sentences from the Web for uigur
The inhabitants are called Jogur, the Jugur or Uigur of other authors.
British Dictionary definitions for uigur
/ (ˈwiːɡʊə) /
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 UigurUigurian, Uighurian, Uiguric or Uighuric, adjective
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