ABOUT

Who Are Uyghurs?

The Uyghurs are Turkic ethnic groups originating from and culturally affiliated with the general region of Central and East Asia. The Uyghurs have been recognized as inhabit parts of the Tarim, Junghar, and Turpan basins. Currently under CCP’s control.  Uyghur Language is Turkic origins and uses the 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.

What is Dolan

 

Dolan - refers to a people or an area of the Uyghur region. 

In the Uyghur region, centuries-old Dolan Muqam Music is thriving among local communities. The music and dance tradition were included on the UNESCO heritage list in 2005. 

Our Cuisine

Uyghur cuisine reflects the cooking styles of many ethnic groups of the Xinjiang region and refers particularly to Uyghur cuisine. Signature ingredients include roasted mutton, kebabs, roasted fish, and rice. Because of the Muslim population, the food is predominantly halal.

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