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Uigur

(ˈwiːɡʊə) or

Uighur

npl -gur or -gurs
1. (Peoples) a member of a Mongoloid people of NW China, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Turkic branch of the Altaic family
Uiˈgurian, Uiˈghurian, Uiˈguric, Uiˈghuric adj
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Noun1.Uigur - a member of a people who speak Uighur and live in Xinjiang and adjacent areas
Sinkiang, Xinjiang, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region - an autonomous province in far northwestern China on the border with Mongolia and Kazakhstan; the largest province in the People's Republic of China and the homeland of the Uighur people
Turki - any member of the peoples speaking a Turkic language
2.Uigur - the Turkic language spoken by approximately 7,000,000 Uighur in extreme northwestern China
Turkic, Turkic language, Turko-Tatar, Turki - a subfamily of Altaic languages
3.Uigur - the script (derived from Aramaic) used to write the Uighur language
script - a particular orthography or writing system
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