Uyghurs and The Xinjiang Conflict

Ethnicity

Uyghur Girl in Turpan, Xinjiang

Uyghur Girl in Turpan, Xinjiang

Originating from Central Eurasia, the Uyghur ethnic group has genetic traits from both Europe and East Asia. This results in a mixture of physical features that make Uyghurs clearly distinguishable from Han Chinese. This includes: lighter or redder hair color, lighter eye color, and higher noses.

 

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