Uigur

Definitions

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

In literature:

The inhabitants are called Jogur, the Jugur or Uigur of other authors.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. I" by Robert Kerr
About 843 this Uigur Kingdom was destroyed by the Kirghiz.
"Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
These are henceforth known in history simply as Uigurs, the On branch having, as stated, long disappeared in the West.
"Man, Past and Present" by Agustus Henry Keane
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