Friday, January 30, 2004

Sinkiang, Uygur Autonomous Region Of, Cultural life

The indigenous peoples of Sinkiang exhibit their own cultures. The dominant Uighur are sedentary farmers whose social organization is centred upon the village. Many of the important Uighur cultural forms are rooted in Islam. Spoken Uighur predominates despite the popularization of Chinese. Islam itself has revived since the antireligious onslaught of the Cultural