The Uyghurs who have a rich history of over 4000 years are the original inhabitants of Uyghuristan or commonly referred to as the ‘Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region”. In China. The Uyghurs are a member of a Turkic Central Asian people who are linguistically and culturally distinct to the Han Chinese.
Uyghuristan had been illegally occupied in 1949 and since then the Uyghurs have been suffering greatly under the repressive Chinese Communist Regime. They still form the majority in that area constituting 20-25 million people, however a rapid influx of illegal Han Chinese immigrants are diluting the population of the indigenous peoples and causing resentment.