Uyghur Folklore and Legends

Uyghur Folklore and Legends

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The Uyghur people have origins that are as ancient as the Han Chinese, if not older. Originating in central China, they were slowly pushed further west until they settled in the Tarim Basin. But the Uyghurs are not just limited to East Turkestan and can also be found inhabiting the Central Asian countries of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan. Smaller communities can also be found in Mongolia, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Russia. Because they have travelled so far… (more)

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westernyugur
westernyugur
Mon, 07 Mar 2011 09:32:18 +0100

The folktales and legends in this book are not those of the Uygur but of the Yellow Uygur. The Uygur are a Turkic speaking people from Xinjiang (Chinese Turkestan), who have cultural ties with Central-Asian peoples such as the Uzbek and Tajik. The Yellow Uygur are a small minority group in the Chinese province of Gansu, between the highlands of Tibet and the deserts of Mongolia. The Uygur and Yellow Uygur differ considerably with regard to language and culture.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Abela Publishing (December 01, 2010)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 180 pages

File size: 19 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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