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Uyghur

[ wee-goor ]
/ ˈwi gʊər /
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Definition of Uyghur

noun, plural Uy·ghurs, (especially collectively) Uy·ghur.
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.
adjective
of, relating to, or characteristic of the Uyghurs or their language.
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Sometimes Ui·ghur, (Older Spelling) Ui·gur; (Pinyin) Wei·wu’er .

Origin of Uyghur

First recorded in 1840–45; from Uyghur; a self-designation of the Uyghur people

OTHER WORDS FROM Uyghur

Uy·ghu·ri·an [wee-goor-ee-uhn], /wiˈgʊər i ən/, Uy·ghu·ric, adjective

Words nearby Uyghur

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