The Origins оf the Ehtnonym Uyghur, and the Language of Ancient and Modern Uyghurs

Sapashev O.

Altaistics and Turkology, vol.1, pp.104-115, 2013 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Journal Name: Altaistics and Turkology
  • Page Numbers: pp.104-115


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.