Uighur

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Uighur the script (derived from Aramaic) used to write the Uighur language
    • n Uighur the Turkic language spoken by approximately 7,000,000 Uighur in extreme northwestern China
    • n Uighur a member of a people who speak Uighur and live in Xinjiang and adjacent areas
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Usage

In literature:

His followers fled; Loyang was captured and looted by the Uighurs.
"A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]" by Wolfram Eberhard
The Mahommedan population consists of immigrants from Kashgaria, Bokhara and Samarkand, and of descendants of the Uighurs.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 8" by Various
The Uighurs, and in the 12th century the Kara-Khitai, took possession of it in turn.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 8" by Various
This monastery lies about 25 m. south by east of the Uighur capital.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 6" by Various
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In news:

Six Uighur men were arrested for the alleged attempt in China's far west region of Xinjiang on June 29.
Once the transfer is complete, five Uighurs will remain in US custody.
The Uighurs claim Beijing discriminates against them and limits their religious and cultural activities.
Since at least 2003, the US government has tried to find homes for the brothers and 20 other captured Uighurs .
But because of China's policies, the Uighurs are feeling driven to separate.
Recent violence between Muslim Uighurs and ethnic Han Chinese has killed more than 150 people in China.
"In three months, it's been three years since we were released from Guantánamo," Hakimjan told the Monitor recently, referring to four other Uighurs released with him from Guantánamo.
The government no longer considers the Uighurs to be enemy combatants and has been trying to find nations willing to take them in.
Currently there is a flare up of ethnic violence in that region between the Han Chinese and Muslim Uighurs .
Xinjiang Official's Claim Over Uighur Militants' Ties Could Strain Beijing's Bond With Regional Ally.
6 Uighurs Sentenced to Death Over Xinjiang Riots.
A Chinese court sentenced six Uighur men to death and a seventh to life in prison on Monday for murder and other violent crimes committed this summer during ethnic rioting in Xinjiang , China's western region.
Ethnic violence between Uighurs and Han broke out in the Xinjiang region of China last week.
It began when young Uighurs marched in the regional capital, Urumqi, to protest discrimination.
As Congress worries about the dangerous prisoners, a Chinese Uighur asks: Why not release those deemed innocent.
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