Who Are Uyghurs?
The Uyghurs are Turkic ethnic group originating from and culturally affiliated with the general region of Central and East Asia. The Uyghurs have been recognized as an inhabit parts of the Tarim, Junghar, and Turpan basins. Currently under CCP’s control. Uyghur Language is Turkic origins and use Arabic alphabet. The Uyghurs started to believe Islam in the tenth century, and Islam has since played an important role in Uyghur culture and identity.
The Uyghurs and their forebears are an ancient people who have lived in Central Asia since the fourth millennium B.C. This region has had great importance since early times because of its favored geographic location on the ancient trade routes between the East and the West, connecting Greco-Roman civilization with Indian Buddhist culture and Central and East Asian traditions. Burgeoning trade, commerce, and cultural exchange brought a cosmopolitan character to the Uyghur region, marked by linguistic, racial, and religious tolerance.
Dolan - refers to a people or an area of Uyghur region.
In Uyghur region, centuries-old Dolan Muqam Music is thriving among local communities. The music and dance tradition were included on the UNESEO heritage list in 2005.