The Uighur languages or Southeast Turkish languages are a branch of the Turkic languages . Today they include the Westuighurische and Ostuighurische with a total of about 35 million native speakers. The tschagataische literary language is from the 15th century, based on Uighur basis - in addition, it has, however, much vocabulary from Persian absorbed - and can be regarded as the immediate forerunner of the modern Uighur languages.
Today's Uighur languages and their dialects are:
- Westuighurisch Uzbek and its dialects. The so-called Oghuz - Uzbek represents a transitional dialect into Turkmen represent a similar function in the Uzbek Kyptschak - Uzbek, which represents a transition into Kazakh.
- Ostuighurisch Uighur and other " East Turkistan " dialects and many more in Kashgar, Yarkant, Hotan, Keriya, Qiemo County, Aksu, Kuqa, Turpan. (including members Äynu and Ili-Uighurisch/Taranchi fall )
Yugur and Salarisch today are indeed counted among the Southeast Turkish / Uighur languages, but are descendants of other geographical branches of the Turkic languages . Yugur is probably a north-eastern ( Siberian ) Turkic Oghuz Salarisch comes from the branch.
Arghu | Kiptschakisch | Oghurisch | Oghusisch | Siberian | Uyghur
- Language group
- Turkic languages