Uyǧur (Uyghur)

The Uyǧurs (Common Script: Uyǧur; IPA /ujɣur/; Old Turkic: 𐰆𐰖𐰍𐰆𐰺‎; Middle Chinese: 回紇, 回鶻; Uyghur-Arabic Script: ئۇيغۇر; Cyrillic: Уйғур; Traditional Chinese: 維吾爾) were initially a Turkic tribe that transitioned into a tribal confederation following the collapse of the Xiongnu states. At present, they remain an ethnic group in East Turkistan.