Uyghur dictionary



Uyghur Uyghurche Уйғурчә ئۇيغۇرچە
Dictionary   لۇغەت Uyghur-English dictionary

Uyghurche: Uyghur-Chinese dictionary

Eastern Turki glossary by Eric Schluessel & Nicholas Kontovas

A concise Uighur-English dictionary [PDF] by Daniel St. John (1999)

Travelling in Xinjiang, Uyghur conversation [PDF] phrasebook (2000)

Dictionnaire turk-oriental: Eastern Turki-French dictionary, by Abel Pavet de Courteille (1870)

A collection of Uyghur proverbs: friends, enemies and fools, by Michael Fiddler (2017)

An analysis of recent loans into the standard Uyghur lexicon by Nicholas Kontovas (2008)

Uyghur language

Uyghur keyboard to type a text with the Arabic characters

YouTube: Uyghur alphabet (video)

Indiana university: Uyghur course

Uyghur, elementary textbook

Modern Uyghur grammar [PDF] by Hämit Tömür (2003)

Spoken Uyghur [PDF] by Reinhard Hahn (1991)

Modern Uigur [PDF] by Ėmir Nadzhipovich Nadzhip (1971)

The Lopnor dialect of Uyghur, a descriptive analysis [PDF] by Esmael Abdurehim (2014)

Meaning and usage of compound verbs in Modern Uighur and Uzbek, by Ablahat Ibrahim, thesis (1995)

Uyghur-Chinese code switching in Xinjiang urban areas, structural aspects and social motivations, by Giulia Cabras (2014)

Eastern Turki grammar, practical and theoretical with vocabulary [PDF] by Gustav Raquette (1912)

Sketch of the Turki Language as Spoken in Eastern Turkistan (Kàshghar and Yarkand) by Robert Shaw (1880)

Turkish-English vocabulary

The Uyghur language is spoken in Xīnjiāng, a western region of China.
This region is also called Chinese Turkestan or East Turkestan.

Xīnjiāng is written in Chinese 新疆 and in Uyghur شىنجاڭ
It's the region of the New Frontier, from xīn (new) and jiāng (frontier).

East Turkestan: شەرقىي تۈركىستان

RFA: news in Uyghur

Texts & Literature

Uyghur poetry reader for students, with translation in English & notes on grammar and vocabulary, by Nicholas Kontovas & Gülnisa Nazarova (2011)

Tanzil : translation of the Quran in Uyghur, by Muhammad Saleh

Turfanforschung: manuscripts of Turfan

First article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
ھەممە ئادەم زاتىدىنلا ئەركىن، ئىززەت-ھۆرمەت ۋە ھوقۇقتا بابباراۋەر بولۇپ تۇغۇلغان.
ئۇلار ئەقىلغە ۋە ۋىجدانغا ئىگە ھەمدە بىر-بىرىگە قېرىنداشلىق مۇناسىۋىتىگە خاس روھ بىلەن مۇئامىلە قىلىشى كېرەك.

Hemme adem zatidinla erkin, izzet-hörmet we hoquqta babbarawer bolup tughulghan.
Ular eqilghe we wijdan'gha ige hemde bir-birige qérindashliq munasiwitige xas roh bilen muamile qilishi kérek.

First article in different languages

Universal Declaration of Human Rights: bilingual text in Uyghur & other languages


Wikipedia: Xinjiang

Makan Map: online Xinjiang atlas

Eastern Turkestan: manuscript map (1780)

Uyghur Civilization

The Xinjiang conflict: Uyghur identity, language policy and political discourse, by Arienne Dwyer (2005)

The Uyghurs in Modern China by Rian Thum, in Oxford research encyclopedia of Asian history (2018) new

The enemies within: targeting Han Chinese and Hui minorities in Xinjiang by Isabelle Côté, in Asian ethnicity (2015) new

studies about the Uyghurs, by Nathan Light

Uyghur folklore in Greenwood encyclopedia of world folklore and folklife (2006)

Intimate heritage, creating Uyghur Muqam song in Xinjiang (2008)

Visits to High Tartary, Yārkand and Kāshgar (formerly Chinese Tartary) and return journey over the Karakoram pass, by Robert Shaw (1871)


Ccapprox: Uyghur language materials

China: maps & documents & Tibet

Turkic languages: Azeri - Kazakh - Turkmen - Uzbek

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