Uygur Ethnic Group

Uygur Ethnic Groups

The Uygur, with a total population of 7.22 million (by 1990), have lived at the foot of Tianshan Mountain for several centuries. They used to colonize in the north and northwest region of China, suffering from the wars between tribes, before migrating to the Western Regions (present Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region).


The History of Uygur Ethnic Group

Xinjiang has been part of China since ancient times. The Uygurs, together with other ethnic groups, opened up the region and have had very close economic and cultural ties with people in other parts of the country, particularly central China.