A friend of the Uyghur Studies Initiative and lifetime linguaphile has embarked on an ambitious (to say the least!) project: creating an online catalog regional variations in Uyghur language. We wish him tons of luck and we hope that perhaps our readers can add their own knowledge to what, in time, might be a valuable resource for travellers and academics alike. Here’s a description of the project in the words of its founder (and check the link below):
For Uyghur Friends, Uyghurphiles, and General Lovers of the Obscure:
Besides the fun aspect of this vocabulary being fairly obscure (and impossible to find in standard dictionaries), it could be fun to use if you’re traveling around Xinjiang and want to get some major street cred!