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Rescuing a Language from Extinction: Documentation and Practical Steps for the Revitalisation of (Western) Yugur

Zhong, Yarjis Xueqing


The Yugur ethnic group, also known as the Yellow Uyghur, are one of the smallest ethnic minorities in north-western China. Yugur people speak three distinct languages: Western Yugur (also known as Saryg Yugur), a Turkic language with about 2,000 speakers; Eastern Yugur (also known as Shira Yugur), a Mongolic language with about 2,000 speakers; and the local Mandarin Chinese dialect. Both Western and Eastern Yugur are classified as critically endangered (Janhunen, 2010), and maintaining these...[Show more]

CollectionsOpen Access Theses
Date published: 2019
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5dc92ae7d416f


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