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The Yugur people are an ethnic group. They form one of the 56 ethnic groups officially recognized by the People's Republic of China.


The Yugur speak 2 distantly related languages. West Yugur is a Turkic language while East Yugur is a Mongol language. They use Chinese for intercommunication.


The Yugurs are descended from Uyghurs who migrated to what is now Gansu provence in China in the late 9th Century AD. Here, they converted from Manicheism to Tibetan Buddhism, which is still practiced in Yugur communities to this day. The Yugur are an exception amongst people of Turkic descent, as they did not convert to Islam.



Chinese ethnic groups (classification by PRC government)
Achang - Bai - Blang - Bonan - Buyi - Dai - Daur - De'ang - Dong - Dongxiang - Drung - Evenks - Gaoshan - Gelao - Gin - Han - Hani - Hezhen - Hui - Jingpo - Jino - Kazakh - Kirghiz - Koreans - Lahu - Lhoba - Li - Lisu - Manchu - Maonan - Monpa - Miao - Mongols - Mulam - Naxi - Nu - Oroqin - Pumi - Qiang - Russian - Salar - She - Shui - Tajik - Tatars - Tibetan - Tu - Tujia - Uyghur - Uzbek - Wa - Xibe - Yao - Yi - Yugur - Zhuang

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NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Yugur (235 words)
The Yugurs are descended from Uyghurs who migrated to what is now Gansu provence in China in the late 9th Century AD.
The Yugur (Simplified Chinese: 裕固族; Traditional Chinese: 裕固族; pinyin: Yùgù Zú), or Yellow Uyghur as they are traditionally known, are one of China's 56 officially recognized nationalities, consisting of 13,719 persons according to the 2000 census.
The Yugur were eventually incorporated in the Chinese Qing empire in 1696, during the reign of the second Manchu emperor Kangxi (1662-1723).
Yugur - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography (285 words)
The Yugur (Simplified Chinese: 裕固族; Traditional Chinese: 裕固族; pinyin: Yùgù Zú), or Yellow Uyghur as they are traditionally known, are one of China's 56 officially recognized nationalities, consisting of 13,719 persons according to the 2000 census.
About 4,600 of the Yugur speak a Turkic language and about 2,800 a Mongolic language; the remaining Yugur of the Autonomous County lost their respective Yugur language and speak Chinese.
The Yugur were eventually incorporated in the Chinese Qing empire in 1696, during the reign of the second Manchu emperor Kangxi (1662-1723).
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