Uyghur language facts for kids
<templatestyles src="Ug-textonly/styles.css" />ئۇيغۇرچە / <templatestyles src="Ug-textonly/styles.css" />ئۇيغۇر تىلى
Uyghur written in Perso-Arabic script
|Pronunciation||[ʊjʁʊrˈtʃɛ], [ʊjˈʁʊr tili]|
|Native to||Xinjiang, China|
|Native speakers||25 million (2016)e18|
|Writing system||Arabic (official, Uyghur alphabet)
|Official language in|
|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. There are several writing systems used to write Uyghur. While Uyghurs usually use the Uyghur alphabet, an alphabet based on the Arabic alphabet, there are also two Latin and one Cyrillic alphabet that can be used to write Uyghur.
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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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