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Ui·ghur

 (wē′go͝or)
n.
Variant of Uyghur.

Ui•ghur

or Ui•gur or Uy•ghur

(wē′gər)

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.
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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On an expedition to the state of Xinxiang, in the forest regions around Kashgar to photograph remote villages of the Uyghur people, this traveler found bagels are not only a daily staple, but a long time favorite food.
Any form of dissent and demand by the Uyghur people was perceived as a security issue and security forces started to play a major role in the handling of the ethnic conflict file.
Beijing does not want the world to know of its horrendous crimes and abuses of human rights against the persecuted Uyghur people - how they have been made a third class citizen inside China and a minority in their own ancestral land of East Turkestan.
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Previously, such meetings had been held in Germany and the United States, and this one, which stressed the importance of protecting human rights and preserving the traditions, culture and language of the Uyghur people, received no official sanction or endorsement from the Japanese government.
Nevertheless, the Uyghur diaspora movement, not unexpectedly, fiercely criticizes the policy as a systematic effort to forcibly assimilate Uyghur people, pointing out the official conflicting policies that the Chinese government, on the one hand, supports the movement of huge numbers of Han migrants to Xinjiang, and on the other forced the Uyghurs, especially women, regarded as the bastion of a strong and distinct Uyghur culture, to work in factories in east China.
The children in these camps are reported to have been brought from the Turkic ethnic group of Uyghur people who have fled China and settled in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Kazakhstan.