[ jˈuːɪɡə], [ jˈuːɪɡə], [ j_ˈuː_ɪ_ɡ_ə]
Related words: uigur writing system, uigur alphabet, uigur script
How to use "Uigur" in context?
The Uygur ethnic group is the largest in China, numbering about 22 million. They are found mainly in the autonomous region of Inner Mongolia and make up about 60% of the population. The Uygur people are ethnically and linguistically related to the Turkic people.
The Uygur people are believed to be descendants of the ancient Xianbei people. In the 9th century, they fled the raids of the Khitan people and settled in what is today Inner Mongolia. In the 12th century, they were defeated by the Mongol Empire and were forced to accept Mongolian rule.
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