Uyghur language facts for kids
|ئۇيغۇرچە / ئۇيغۇر تىلى|
|Native to||China (Xinjiang), Kazakhstan|
|Native speakers||8–11 million (2005–2007)|
|Writing system||Arabic-based script, in the past other Uyghur alphabets|
|Official language in||China (Xinjiang)|
|Regulated by||Working Committee of Ethnic Language and Writing of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region|
Geographical extent of Uyghur in China
Uyghur (ئۇيغۇرچە, Uyghurche), formerly known as Eastern Turkish, is a Turkic language with 8 to 11 million speakers, spoken primarily by the Uyghur people in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of Western China.
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A signboard in front of the Military Museum of Xinjiang written in Uyghur (using Arabic script) and Standard Chinese
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