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Yugur

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The Yugur (also spelled Yugu) people (Template:Zh-stp) are an ethnic group. They form one of the 56 ethnic groups officially recognized by the People's Republic of China.

The Yugur speak 2 distantly related languages. West Yugur is a Turkic language while East Yugur is a Mongol language. They use Chinese for intercommunication.

The Yugurs are descended from Uyghurs who migrated to what is now Gansu province in China in the late 9th Century AD. Here, they converted from Manicheism to Tibetan Buddhism, which is still practiced in Yugur communities to this day. The Yugur are an exception amongst people of Turkic descent, as they did not convert to Islam.

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Chinese ethnic groups (classification by PRC government)

Achang - Bai - Blang - Bonan - Buyei - Chosen - Dai - Daur - De'ang - Derung - Dong - Dongxiang - Ewenki - Gaoshan - Gelao - Gin - Han - Hani - Hezhen - Hui - Jingpo - Jino - Kazak - Kirgiz - Lahu - Lhoba - Li - Lisu - Man - Maonan - Miao - Monba - Mongol - Mulao - Naxi - Nu - Oroqen - Pumi - Qiang - Russ - Salar - She - Sui - Tajik - Tatar - Tu - Tujia - Uygur - Uzbek - Va - Xibe - Yao - Yi - Yugur - Zang - Zhuang

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