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From Uyghur يېڭىسار(yë'ngisar).


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  1. A county of Kashgar prefecture, Xinjiang, China.
    • 2007, James A. Millward, Eurasian Crossroads: A History of Xinjiang, London: Hurst & Company, published 2021, →ISBN, OCLC 1233311830, page 357:
      Adil (sometimes spelled Ahdili after the Chinese transcription A-di-li Wu-shou-er), like any Chinese hero, endured great hardships to get where he is today. He was born in Yengisar (in the Kashgar district) in 1971 as the sixth generation scion of a family famous for dawaz.
    • 2018, Zhang Hui, “Xinjiang officials assigned as relatives to Uyghur villagers for ethnic unity campaign”, in Global Times[1]:
      An official surnamed Niu in Urumqi who was paired with a Uyghur family in a village in Yengisar county, Kashgar, at the end of 2016, told the Global Times that local villagers welcomed the stay of those "relatives," as they have been in contact for a year.
    • 2019, Eva Xiao and Pak Yiu, “Razed mosques and pervasive surveillance make for a tense Ramadan in China’s Xinjiang”, in Hong Kong Free Press[2]:
      In Yengisar county, south of Kashgar, one mosque hung a photo of Chinese President Xi Jinping inside its premises, where most posters were dedicated to warning against religious extremism and promoting ethnic harmony.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:Yengisar.
  2. A town in Yengisar, Kashgar prefecture, Xinjiang, China.
    • 1976, Alley, Rewi, “Kashgar and Khotan in South Sinkiang”, in Eastern Horizon[3], volume XV, number 5, Hong Kong: Eastern Horizon Press, ISSN 0012-8813, OCLC 751117974, page 15, column 1:
      We passed a good deal of motor transport on the road which led to Yengisar and Yarkant. Kashgar is a trucking centre, and at night, then around dawn, one can hear convoys starting out to cross deserts and mountains.
    • 1993, Judy Bonavia, The Silk Road From Xi'an to Kashgar[4], Passport Books, NTC Publishing Group, →ISBN, LCCN 93-83190, OCLC 611569895, page 276:
      Sixty-eight kilometeres southeast of Kashgar is the small town of Yengisar, whose 400-year history of knife-making has made it famous throughout Xinjiang. A Yengisar knife is essential for every Uygur man, who wears it slung around his waist. A knife is especially important during the melon season, when it is produced with a ceremonial flair and thoroughly cleaned before use by cutting off the base of a melon. Knives are carefully chosen; hand-made ones encrusted with stones and inlaid with silver are highly valued, but just as effective are the sturdier ones with bone or horn handles and carving on the blade.
    • 2014 September 17, Julie Makinen, “Great Read: For China’s Uighurs, knifings taint an ancient craft”, in Los Angeles Times[5], ISSN 0458-3035, OCLC 3638237, archived from the original on October 16, 2015:
      More knives for sale in Yengisar, China. The Uighur craft of knife-making is often passed from father to son.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:Yengisar.