Eastern Yugur language

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Eastern Yugur
Native to China
Region Gansu
Native speakers
4,000  (2007)[1]
  • Shirongolic
    • Eastern Yugur
Language codes
ISO 639-3 yuy
Glottolog east2337[2]

Eastern Yugur and Western Yugur are terms coined by Chinese linguists to distinguish between the Mongolic and Turkic Yugur language, both spoken within the Yugur nationality. The terms may also indicate the speakers of these languages. Traditionally, both languages are indicated by the term Yellow Uygur, from the autonym of the Yugur. The eastern variety is the Mongolic one.

The Mongolic eastern Yugur language speakers are said to have passive bilingualism with the standard Mongolian language.[3]


  1. ^ Eastern Yugur at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "East Yugur". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Stephen Adolphe Wurm, Peter Mühlhäusler, Darrell T. Tyron, International Council for Philosophy and Humanistic Studies (1996). Atlas of languages of intercultural communication in the Pacific, Asia, and the Americas, Volume 2, Part 1. Walter de Gruyter. p. 822. ISBN 3-11-013417-9. Retrieved 2010-10-31. 


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