Uyghurs (Muslims) is now in Southern Mexico and Latin America

Uyghurs (Muslims) is now in Southern Mexico and Latin America

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The Uyghurs (/ˈɡərz, ˈwɡərz/; Uyghur: ئۇيغۇر, Уйғур‎, ULY: Uyghur [13] [ʔʊjˈʁʊː]; Old Turkic: 𐰺𐰍𐰖𐰆;[14] Chinese: ; pinyin: Wéiwúěr zú) are a Turkic ethnic group living in Eastern and Central Asia. Today, Uyghurs live primarily in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in China, where they are one of 55 officially recognized ethnic minorities.

They primarily practice Islam, and are a physically diverse ethnic group ranging from Western Eurasian (Europeans, Middle Eastern) to a more East Asian appearance.

An estimated 80% of Xinjiang’s Uyghurs live in the southwestern portion of the region, the Tarim Basin.[15] Outside Xinjiang, the largest community of Uyghurs in China is in Taoyuan County, in south-central Hunan.[16] Outside of China, significant diasporic communities of Uyghurs exist in the Central Asian countries of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan, and in Turkey.[17] Smaller communities are found in Afghanistan, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Canada, and the United States.

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