Eastern Yugur language

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Eastern Yugur
Native to China
Region Gansu
Ethnicity 6,000 Yugur (2000)[1]
Native speakers
4,000  (2007)[1]
  • Shirongolic
    • Eastern Yugur
Language codes
ISO 639-3 yuy
Glottolog east2337[2]

Eastern Yugur is the Mongolic language spoken within the Yugur nationality. The other language spoken within the same community is Western Yughur, which is a Turkic language. 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. Eastern Yugur speakers are said to have passive bilingualism with Southern Mongolian, the standard spoken in China.[3]


  1. ^ a b Eastern Yugur at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "East Yugur". Glottolog. 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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