Uyghur

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From Uyghurئۇيغۇر(uyghur).

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Uyghur (plural Uyghurs or Uyghur)

  1. A member of a Turkic ethnic group living in northwestern China and southeastern Kazakhstan.
    • 2023 March 23, Michael Martina, “U.S. House panel on China to highlight abuse of Uyghurs in second hearing”, in Jonathan Oatis, editor, Reuters[1], archived from the original on 2023-03-23[2]:
      A new U.S. congressional committee on China will hold its second hearing on Thursday, seeking to highlight what Washington says is an ongoing genocide against Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities in China's Xinjiang region.
      Rights groups accuse Beijing of abuses, including forced labor, mass surveillance and the placement of 1 million or more Uyghurs - a mainly Muslim ethnic group - in a network of internment camps in Xinjiang.

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Uyghur

  1. The language of the Uyghur people.

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Uyghur (not comparable)

  1. Of, from, or pertaining to the Uyghur people or the Uyghur language.
    • 2011 November 4, Dongya Zhang, “A discovery of folk gems in Hotan”, in Beijing Today[3], number 543, →ISSN, →OCLC, Travel China, page 21, column 3:
      Hotan is located in southern Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. It is an oasis town in the Tarim Basin, north of the Kunlun Mountains and south of the Taklamakan Desert. Hotan Prefecture is a multinational area: 96 percent Uyghur and 3 percent Han.
    • 2020, “S. 3744: Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020”, in GovTrack[4]:
      The purpose of this Act is to direct United States resources to address human rights violations and abuses, including gross violations of human rights, by the Government of the People’s Republic of China through the mass surveillance and internment of over 1,000,000 Uyghurs, ethnic Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, and members of other Muslim minority groups in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

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Uyghur

  1. Latin (ULY) transcription of ئۇيغۇر(uyghur)