Uighur

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English[edit]

Map of part of SINKIANG UIGHUR AUTONOMOUS REGION (ATC, 1970)

Proper noun[edit]

Uighur

  1. Alternative spelling of Uyghur

Noun[edit]

Uighur (plural Uighurs or Uighur)

  1. Alternative spelling of Uyghur
    • 1959, Basil Gray, Buddhist Cave Paintings at Tun-huang[1], University of Chicago Press, page 19:
      In 507 a Chinese family, the Ch'iu, replaced the Juan-juan dynasty as rulers in Turfan; and under them the aristocracy adopted Chinese customs; and the form of Buddhism was entirely Chinese. In 640 direct Chinese rule was extended here, and even the Uighur Turkish conquest did not end this Chinese character in the eighth century.
    • 1990, Michel Hoang, Ingrid Cranfield, transl., Genghis Khan[2], Saqi Books, →ISBN, page 20:
      By the sword or by diplomacy, through terror or persuasion, Temüjin had subdued or enslaved a hundred peoples. Merkid, Xixia, Naiman, Kirghiz, Tatar, Georgian, Chinese, Khitan, Uighur, Bulgar, Persian - all, shamanist, Moslem, Buddhist or Nestorian Christian, all trembled at the mere mention of his name.
    • 2009, Gordon Laird, The Price of a Bargain[3], McClelland & Stewart, →ISBN, page 195:
      These days Yarkant is a market town for low-income Uighurs, Islamic farmers and herders who have lived here for more than a millennium, and a strategic base for China's domestic security forces. With some of the lowest annual incomes in China, these ethnic-minority farmers and herders scratch out a living based on the trickle of moisture that flows from the Kunlun mountain range to the near south.
    • 2019, Lindsay Maizland, “China’s Repression of Uighurs in Xinjiang”, in Council on Foreign Relations[4]:
      The Chinese government has reportedly detained more than a million Muslims in reeducation camps. Most of the people who have been arbitrarily detained are Uighur, a predominantly Turkic-speaking ethnic group primarily from China’s northwestern region of Xinjiang.