- a member of a Turkic people, living mainly in W China and Uzbekistan, that ruled in Mongolia and Turkestan in the Middle Ages
- the Turkic language of this people
Origin of UighurUighur name ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
of the Uighurs or their language or culture
nounpl. Uighur or Ui·ghurs also Uyghur or Uy·ghurs
- A member of a mainly agricultural Turkic people inhabiting the Xinjiang region in China.
- The Turkic language of the Uighurs.
Origin of UighurUighur.