Atasözleri ve Deyimleri
(Uighur Proverbs and Idioms)
Istanbul: Dogu Türkistan Vakfi Yayinlari (Eastern
This book is written in Turkish and contains a collection of
more than 2500 Uighur proverbs and idioms. Majority of Uigurs
live in the Sinkiang-Uighur Autonomous Region of China today,
and they speak a Turkic language that is related to other Turkic
languages such as Modern Turkish, Uzbek, and Kazakh.
This book represents the first extensive collection and study
of Uighur proverbs in Turkish. The first section of the book is
on the history, literature, and language of the Uighurs, and it
provides a general look at Uighur proverbs, including at the structure
and the historical sources of Uighur proverbs, as well as their
comparison with other Turkic proverbs. This section ends with
an extensive bibliography of Uighur proverbs and culture.
The second section includes more than 2500 Uighur proverbs in
their Latin transcription. Each proverb is explained in Turkish.
If the same or a similar proverbs exist in Turkish, these are