Uighur OCR

Uighur Language

The Uighur language, also known as Eastern Turki, is a Turkic language spoken by the Uighurs in Western China. There are about 8 million speakers of the language. It is an official language in Xinjiang, an autonomous region in China. The Uighur alphabet is a variant of the Arabic script. It is used to write both modern Uighur and the Old Uighur language. The Arabic script is also used to write several other Turkic languages including Uzbek, Kazakh, Kirghiz, Turkish and Azeri.