Uighur
also Uigur noun Etymology: Uighur Uighur Date: 1747 1. a member of a Turkic people powerful in Mongolia and eastern Turkestan between the 8th and 12th centuries A.D. who constitute a majority of the population of Chinese Turkestan 2. the Turkic language of the Uighurs • Uighur also Uigur adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Uighur — or Uigur [wē′goor] n. 〚Uighur name < ?〛 1. a member of a Turkic people, living mainly in W China and Uzbekistan, that ruled in Mongolia and Turkestan in the Middle Ages 2. the Turkic language of this people adj. of the Uighurs or their language… …   Universalium

  • Uighur — or Uigur [wē′goor] n. [Uighur name < ?] 1. a member of a Turkic people, living mainly in W China and Uzbekistan, that ruled in Mongolia and Turkestan in the Middle Ages 2. the Turkic language of this people adj. of the Uighurs or their… …   English World dictionary

  • Uighur — noun 1. a member of a people who speak Uighur and live in Xinjiang and adjacent areas • Syn: ↑Uigur, ↑Uygur • Hypernyms: ↑Turki • Member Holonyms: ↑Xinjiang, ↑Sinkiang, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Uighur — [ wi:gə] (also Uigur, Uygur) noun 1》 a member of a Turkic people of NW China. 2》 the Turkic language of the Uighurs. Origin the name in Uighur …   English new terms dictionary

  • Uighur — ISO 639 3 Code : uig ISO 639 2/B Code : uig ISO 639 2/T Code : uig ISO 639 1 Code : ug Scope : Individual Language Type : Living …   Names of Languages ISO 639-3

  • uighur — ui·ghur …   English syllables

  • Uighur — Ui•ghur or Uigur or Uyghur [[t]wē′gər[/t]] n. pl. ghurs or gurs, (esp. collectively) ghur or gur. 1) peo a member of a Turkic people of Central Asia, living mainly in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of W China 2) peo the language of the… …   From formal English to slang

  • Uighur — /ˈwigʊə/ (say weegoouh) noun → Uygur. Also, Uigur …   Australian English dictionary

  • Uighur language —       member of the Turkic (Turkic languages) subfamily of the Altaic language family, spoken by Uighurs in the Uygur Autonomous Region of Xinjiang of northwestern China and in portions of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan. The modern Uighur …   Universalium

  • Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region — noun an autonomous province in far northwestern China on the border with Mongolia and Kazakhstan; the largest province in the People s Republic of China and the homeland of the Uighur people • Syn: ↑Xinjiang, ↑Sinkiang • Members of this Region:… …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”