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UIGUR

 Dictionary entry overview: What does Uigur mean? 

UIGUR (noun)
  The noun UIGUR has 3 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: UIGUR used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


UIGUR (noun)


Sense 1Uigur [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A member of a people who speak Uighur and live in Xinjiang and adjacent areas

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

Uighur; Uigur; Uygur

Hypernyms ("Uigur" is a kind of...):

Turki (any member of the peoples speaking a Turkic language)

Holonyms ("Uigur" is a member of...):

Sinkiang; Xinjiang; Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (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)


Sense 2Uigur [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The Turkic language spoken by approximately 7,000,000 Uighur in extreme northwestern China

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

Uighur; Uigur; Uygur

Hypernyms ("Uigur" is a kind of...):

Turki; Turkic; Turkic language; Turko-Tatar (a subfamily of Altaic languages)


Sense 3Uigur [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The script (derived from Aramaic) used to write the Uighur language

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

Uighur; Uigur; Uygur

Hypernyms ("Uigur" is a kind of...):

script (a particular orthography or writing system)


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