Modern Uyghur and Modern Uyghur Dictionaries Cover Image

Yeni Uygurca ve Yeni Uygurca Sözlükler
Modern Uyghur and Modern Uyghur Dictionaries

Author(s): Fikret Yıldırım
Subject(s): Theoretical Linguistics, Lexis, Ethnic Minorities Studies, Turkish language
Published by: Uluslararası Kıbrıs Üniversitesi
Keywords: Uyghurs; Modern Uyghur; eynu; Uyghur dialects; Uyghur alphabets; Uyghur dictionaries;

Summary/Abstract: Today, Uyghurs live mainly in Uyghur Autonomous Region, in northwest China and their population approximately amounts to 10 million. Also, nearly 300,000 Uyghurs live in Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and in neighbor countries; Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. Until the beginnings of the 20th century, East Turkistan Uyghurs were called with their regional names like “Kaşkarlık”, “Turpanlık” etc. Especially, with the foundation of Uyghur Autonomous Region in 1955, they started to use the “Uyghur” ethnic name officially. Now, in Eastern Turkistan, other than Modern Uyghur, five Turkic languages are spoken. These languages are Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Uzbek, Tatar and Tuvan. Among these Turkic speaking communities the Modern Uyghur is a common communication language, namely “lingua franca”. There are various ideas on the classification of the dialects of Modern Uyghur.

  • Issue Year: 25/2019
  • Issue No: 99
  • Page Range: 539-552
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Turkish