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  • proper n. Alternative form of Uyghur.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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


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  • China says 140 died in Uighur rioting (smh.

    Uighur riots in Urumqi

  • The Egyptian blogger Wael Abbas put it bluntly on the micro-blogging site, Twitter -- where thousands follow him -- when he asked why no one was paying attention to the Uighur "intifada," the Arabic word for uprising that is usually associated with Palestinians fighting back against Israeli occupation.

    Mona Eltahawy: If Only the Uighurs Were Buddhist and China Was Israel

  • "Petr Lom's disappointing On a Tightrope paints a portrait of a group of orphans in Uighur, part of China's largest Muslim minority, who are trying to uphold the great tradition of tightrope walking," writes Michael Lerman at indieWIRE.

    GreenCine Daily: Park City. Cleanup.

  • (I wonder how that technology has helped the Chinese government to block browser searches using the key-word Uighur this week.)

    Amnesty International: Yahoo!, Click Refresh Button on Internet Censorship

  • The attackers were however arrested at about 8.00 am local time and were identified as Uighur separatists.

    Terrorists Attack Chinese Town Killing 16, Days Before Beijing Olympics

  • China regularly dubs Uighur historians, poets and writers "intellectual terrorists" and sends them to jail.

    Uighur Justice

  • The alphabet created by Tatar-Tonga is now known as the Uighur/Uyghur Script, the Classical Mongol - Photown News

  • What entitles the Uighur's to have the first bid for jobs at the expense of everyone else?


  • The government released five of the detainees, known as Uighur (pronounced "WEE-gurz"), to Albania in 2006, but no other country wants to risk offending China by accepting the others.

    Redneck's Revenge

  • "The clients 'main concern, having lost this many years of their life, is to try to land somewhere that has some kind of Uighur community in it where they can begin again," Mr. Willett said.

    Supreme Court Dismisses Uighurs' Appeal


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