(also Uigur, Uygur)
Definition of Uighur in English:
1A member of a Turkic people of NW China, particularly the Xinjiang region, and adjoining areas.
- Delegates, including Tibetans, Cantonese speakers from Hong Kong and Macao, and Turkic Uighurs from Xinjiang in the remote northwest, struggle to make themselves understood in Mandarin.
- Security officials said the men included Pakistanis, Arabs, Chechens, Uzbeks and ethnic Uighurs from China's predominantly Muslim Xinjiang province, where a separatist movement is simmering.
- Most were Uzbeks, but there were also Afghans, Chechens, Uighurs from China and a small number of Arabs.
2 [mass noun] The Turkic language of the Uighurs, which has about 7 million speakers.
- Khalkha Mongolian may be written in traditional Uighur or Cyrillic script.
- The Uighur language was purged from school curricula, and thousands of Uighur writers were arrested for ‘advocating separatism’ - which often meant nothing more than writing in Uighur.
- He has seen the boy only once in his life; when they converse by telephone, the child speaks Chinese not Uighur.
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Relating to the Uighurs or their language.
- The reforms of the Kazak and Uygur writing systems are examples of adoption of the Plan under political pressure against the will of the two language communities.
- But its generous portions, authentic cuisine, value and exotic Uygur dance all ensure a special dining experience.
- The faces and dress are Uigur, Kazahk, Tajik and Tartar.
the name in Uighur.
Definition of Uighur in:
- US English dictionary
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