Altaistics and Turkology, vol.1, pp.104-115, 2013 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)
This article discusses the ethnic processes in Сentral Asia. The medieval history and language of Turkic tribes are examined in the article. Diachronic analysis method compares the origins of ethnonyms. Ethnic consolidation processes are considered.
Ethnonyms often discover that they belong to certain language groups. The issue examined in this material are is viewed as the main problem of modern Turkic Studies.
Key Words: ethnicity, ethnonym, Uighurs, migration, Christians, Turfan.