Ui·​ghur | \ ˈwē-ˌgu̇r How to pronounce Uighur (audio) \
variants: or less commonly Uigur

Definition of Uighur

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

Other Words from Uighur

Uighur or less commonly Uigur adjective

First Known Use of Uighur

1747, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Uighur.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Uighur. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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