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Meaning of "Uighur" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF UIGHUR

Uighur  [ˈwiːɡʊə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF UIGHUR

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Uighur is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES UIGHUR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Uighur

Uyghur people

The Uyghurs are a Turkic ethnic group living in Eastern and Central Asia. Today, Uyghurs live primarily in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in the People's Republic of China, where they are officially recognized as one of the 56 ethnic minorities. An estimated 80% of Xinjiang's Uyghurs live in the southwestern portion of the region, the Tarim Basin. Outside Xinjiang, the largest community of Uyghurs in China is in Taoyuan County, in south-central Hunan province. Outside of China, significant diasporic communities of Uyghurs exist in the Central Asian countries of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan. Smaller communities are found in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Canada, the United States, and Turkey.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH UIGHUR


Gur
ɡʊə
kieselguhr
ˈkiːzəlˌɡʊə
kieselgur
ˈkiːzəlˌɡʊə
Kungur
ˈkʊnɡʊə
langur
lʌŋˈɡʊə
Qungur
ˈkʊnɡʊə
Uigur
ˈwiːɡʊə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UIGHUR

Ugric
ugsome
ugsomeness
uh
uh huh
uh-huh
uh-uh
UHF
uhlan
Uhland
UHT
uhuru
Uighurian
Uighuric
Uigur
Uigurian
Uiguric
uillean pipes
Uinta Mountains

WORDS THAT END LIKE UIGHUR

Arthur
Ashur
Asshur
chur
craythur
desulphur
flowers of sulphur
liver of sulphur
low-sulphur
Macarthur
mohur
Port Arthur
sambhur
sulphur
the craythur
Winterthur

Synonyms and antonyms of Uighur in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Uighur» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UIGHUR

Find out the translation of Uighur to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Uighur from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Uighur» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

维吾尔族
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

uigur
570 millions of speakers

English

Uighur
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

उइघुर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

اليوغور
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

уйгурский
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

uigur
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

উইগুর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ouïghoure
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Uighur
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

uigurischen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ウィグル人
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

위구르어
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Uighur
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Uighur
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

யுகுர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

उइघुर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Uygur
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Uighur
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ujgurski
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

уйгурський
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Uighur
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Ουιγούρων
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Uighur
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

uiguriska
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Uighur
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Uighur

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UIGHUR»

The term «Uighur» is quite widely used and occupies the 34.778 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «UIGHUR» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Uighur

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UIGHUR»

Discover the use of Uighur in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Uighur and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Under the Heel of the Dragon: Islam, Racism, Crime, and the ...
Under the Heel of the Dragon offers a unique insight into a misunderstood world and a detailed explanation of the cultural perceptions that drive these misconceptions.
Blaine Kaltman, 2007
2
Sinicization Beyond the Great Wall: China's Xinjiang Uighur ...
The highlights of this book are the author's analyses on the modern Chinese policies towards its minority nationals. It is a useful handbook for those interested in China's ethnic problems, and Central Asian studies.
Anwar Rahman, 2005
3
Tang China And The Collapse Of The Uighur Empire: A ...
This book considers the Tang response to the collapse of the Uighur steppe empire in 840 C.E. and the large number of refugees who fled to China's northern frontier.
Michael Robert Drompp, 2005
4
The Tree that Bleeds: A Uighur Town on the Edge
THE TREE THAT BLEEDS relates the moving story of the Uighurs, a muslim ethnic minority in western China.
Nick Holdstock, 2011
5
Imagined Differences: Hatred and the Construction of Identity
Although she was educated in a Chinese secondary school, from a very young age she was brought up and socialised as an Uighur and thereafter married a former Uighur classmate, also a local man. Since she was raised as an Uighur at  ...
Günther Schlee, 2002
6
Atlas of Languages of Intercultural Communication in the ...
The Turkic languages are all closely interrelated, and acquired passive bilingualism is a common feature in adjacent Turkic-speaking areas, especially so between Uighur, Uzbek and Tatar, but also prevalent between Uighur and Kazakh, and ...
Stephen Adolphe Wurm, Peter Mühlhäusler, Darrell T. Tyron, 1996
7
Energy and Conflict in Central Asia and the Caucasus
The Uighur designation in China, therefore, continues to mask tremendous regional and linguistic diversity and also includes many "non-Uighur" groups such as the Loplyk and Dolans that had very little to do with the oasis-based Turkic ...
Robert E. Ebel, Rajan Menon, 2000
8
China
But these efforts belie the ongoing restlessness. Han-Uighur interaction is rare and intermarriage almost nonexistent. Harmony is light years away. Tensions boiled over in the 1990s, when Uighur separatists in Yīníng twice started deadly riots.
Chung Wah Chow, David Eimer, Carolyn B. Heller, 2009
9
Encyclopedia of the Peoples of Asia and Oceania
846 Founding date of the Karakhoja Uighur kingdom in the Turfan Basin of China's Xinjiang region. This Buddhist kingdom is sometimes referred to as the Kingdom of Kocho, or Gaochang. 850 Founding date of the Kanchou (Ganzhou) Uighur ...
Barbara A. West, 2009
10
Manichaeism in the Later Roman Empire and Medieval China
Rock carvings of Manichaean priests from the banks of the Yenizei show that Sogdian merchant missionaries took the religion deep into Kirghizia.118 The main part of the Uighur nation moved south from their former power base near Lake ...
Samuel N. C. Lieu, 1992

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UIGHUR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Uighur is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Uighurs 'on way to jihad' returned to China in hoods
Hundreds, possibly thousands, of Uighurs keen to escape unrest in China's ... home to a large Uighur diaspora, and fed concern among rights groups and the ... «Reuters, Jul 15»
2
Thailand sends nearly 100 Uighur migrants back to China
Hundreds, possibly thousands, of Uighurs have fled unrest in China's ... Thailand has worked with China and Turkey to solve the Uighur Muslim problem. «Reuters, Jul 15»
3
China jails students of Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti
Seven students of imprisoned Uighur academic Ilham Tohti have been convicted of separatism and jailed, a lawyer for Tohti says. The students, who went on ... «BBC News, Dec 14»
4
China rebukes Turkey for offer to shelter Uighur refugees
Many Uighurs chafe at government curbs on their culture and religion. ... Exiled Uighur groups and human rights activists say China's repressive policies have ... «Reuters, Nov 14»
5
Uighur Scholar's Life Sentence Is Seen as Reining in Debate on …
BEIJING — The news that a Uighur academic, Ilham Tohti, had been sentenced in China to life in prison on charges of separatism drew a torrent of international ... «New York Times, Sep 14»
6
China jails prominent Uighur academic Ilham Tohti for life
A court in China has found a prominent Uighur scholar guilty of separatism and jailed him for life, his lawyer says. Ilham Tohti had spoken out on China's policies ... «BBC News, Sep 14»
7
China shackles Uighur scholar's feet for a month
BEIJING (AP) — For more than a month, Chinese authorities have shackled the ankles of an outspoken minority Uighur scholar accused of separatism while he ... «Yahoo News, Sep 14»
8
China aims to win Uighur 'hearts and minds' with concubine cartoon
The quasi-historical figure of Iparhan was a Uighur noble who became a consort of an emperor during the Manchu-led Qing Dynasty in the late 1700s. The point ... «Al Jazeera America, Aug 14»
9
In pictures: The daily life of China's ethnic Uighur population
China's western Xinjiang region has a long history of discord between China's authorities and the indigenous Uighur ethnic minority. The Uighurs are Muslims ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Aug 14»
10
96 died in recent clashes in Uighur region, China reports
China reported that 96 people were killed in last week's clashes in the northwestern province of Xinjiang, making it the deadliest incident of ethnic unrest in the ... «Los Angeles Times, Aug 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Uighur [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/uighur>. Oct 2019 ».
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