or Ui·ghur

[ 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.
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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/ (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 FormsUigurian, Uighurian, Uiguric or Uighuric, adjective
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