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Uyghur Historiography

"Uyghurs are the largest group of Turkic people living in China’s westernmost province of Xinjiang. In 2020, Uyghurs made up 12 million people out of the population of more than 25 million in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Because of their language and culture, they are close to the Turkic peoples of neighboring Central Asian countries, which also have Uyghur communities. ..." – By Ablet Kamalov

The Kazakhs, 16th–19th Centuries

"The details of the establishment of Kazakh statehood (gosudarstvennost’ in Rus.) have long been a topic of discussion. Although the 550th anniversary of the foundation of the so-called Kazakh Khanate was celebrated in 2015, this was largely a symbolic event connected with Kazakhstan’s national identity. ..." – By Jin Noda

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