How do I pronounce Uighur?
The original Uighur pronunciation is closer to: ue-ruem-TCHEE (-ue as in French vu).
What does Uighur mean?
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.
Is Islam a Uighur?
The Uyghurs gradually started to become Islamized in the 10th century and most Uyghurs identified as Muslims by the 16th century. Islam has since played an important role in Uyghur culture and identity. An estimated 80% of Xinjiang’s Uyghurs still live in the Tarim Basin.
Why are Uighurs detained?
Local authorities are reportedly holding hundreds of thousands of Uyghurs in these camps as well as members of other ethnic minority groups, for the stated purpose of countering extremism and terrorism and promoting social integration.