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{n: East Turkistan Islamic Movement, East Turkestan Islamic Movement} a group of Uighur Muslims fighting Chinese control of Xinjiang; declared by China in 2001 to be terrorists although there is a long history of cycles of insurgency and repression

{n: Uighur, Uigur, Uygur} a member of a people who speak Uighur and live in Xinjiang and adjacent areas

{n: Uighur, Uigur, Uygur} the Turkic language spoken by approximately 7,000,000 Uighur in extreme northwestern China

{n: Uighur, Uigur, Uygur} the script (derived from Aramaic) used to write the Uighur language

{n: Xinjiang, Sinkiang, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region} an autonomous province in far northwestern China on the border with Mongolia and Kazakhstan; the largest province in the People's Republic of China and the homeland of the Uighur people

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