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Uighur (Turkic people)

LC control 85139324
LC classificationDS731.U4 China
Topical headingUighur (Turkic people)
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Variant(s)Taranchi (Turkic people)
Uigur (Turkic people)
Uyghur (Turkic people)
Uygur (Turkic people)
Weiwu'er (Turkic people)
See alsoEthnology--Asia, Central
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Turkic peoples
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Found inWeb. 3 (Uighur or Uigur)
Britannica Micro.: v. X: p. 238 (Uighurs, Turkic-speaking people of interior Asia who live for the most part in western China, in the Sinkiang Uighur Autonomous Region ... others in Soviet Union)
Voegelin lang.: p. 339 (Uighur)
Ethnologue: p. 232 (Uigur)
Russell-Smith, L. Uygur patronage in Dunhuang, 2005.
Britannica online, Jan. 4, 2005: under Uighur (Chinese (pinyin) Uygur)
Bovingdon, G. The Uyghurs, 2010: ECIP t.p. (Uyghurs)
The Uyghur community, 2018: table of contents (Uyghurs)
Britannica online, Feb. 20, 2019 (Uighur, Chinese (Pinyin) Weiwu'er, also spelled Uygur or Uyghur, a Turkic-speaking people of interior Asia. Uighurs live for the most part in northwestern China, in the Uygur Autonomous Region of Xinjiang; a small number live in the Central Asian republics. There were some 10,000,000 Uighurs in China and at least a combined total of 300,000 in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan in the early 21st century)