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Variant of Uyghur.
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or Ui•gur or Uy•ghur


n., pl. -ghurs or -gurs, (esp. collectively) -ghur or -gur.
1. a member of a Turkic people of Central Asia, living mainly in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of W China.
2. the language of the Uighurs.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Uighur - 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.Uighur - 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.Uighur - the script (derived from Aramaic) used to write the Uighur language
script - a particular orthography or writing system
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The Uyghur people are suffering from economic, cultural, social and religious restrictions by China's Communist Party".
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