This name generator generates 15 random Uyghur names. Uyghurs are an ethnic Turkish group, mainly from northwestern China. However, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kirghizstan, Turkey and Saudi Arabia all have about 50,000 or more Uyghur populations. The term Uyghur has spread throughout history, but throughout history conflict between the Uyghurs and their neighbors has often persisted until this day. China recently banned some Islamic names among Uyghurs, names they considered to be too extreme, such as Jihad and Mecca. Uyghur names, for instance, are mostly Islamic, but they are still very different from names found in the Mediterranean. But since the term Uyghur has grown rather broad and the Uyghur people are old, the names can vary considerably.
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The name "Uyghurs" means "East Turkestan." Most of the Uyghurs live in Xinjiang Province, which is located in the southwestern part of the country of China. The name is usually short for Eastern Turkestan Uygur Autonomous Region and it is called by some separatists as West Turkestan. The term "Uyguurs" refers to all Uygurs, including the Uygar, Aksai, and Xaxa. Some researchers think that there could be two separate groups, and they call the West Turkestans in Inner Asia and the East Turkestans in Tibet. The names of these regions have evolved over time and the names are related to their geographic location and the place where their roots lie.
The Uygurs, who are one of the more populous sub-sets of Uyguurs, migrated from the Central Asia area. They came from the steppes of Mongolia into the region of Khotan. When the Khotan Empire fell to the Mongols, they moved northwards and settled in the fertile valley of Lake Toba, now known as the Bay of Bengal. When the Turkestans conquered the region, many Uygurs fled into Asia Minor. The area was then conquered by the Greek empire and they settled in the area known today as Tibet. After the fall of the Tibetan empire, the Uygurs moved to the mountains of the central Asia and the present-day region of Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India. In recent years, these Uygurs have been involved in the ethnic conflicts in China.
When the Chinese took over the region, the Uygurs were given autonomy, but they did not accept the arrangement. Instead they declared an independence movement and later on they became the main opposition group. These Uygurs still follow the traditional Uighur culture and language, so they still have some cultural identity, but they also want to become fully integrated into the rest of the country.