The majority of Uighurs live in Xinjiang, where they number about 11 million people. Unfortunately the ethnic riots between the Uighurs and Han Chinese throughout Xinjiang province have caused Uighur people to be forced out of their communities, migrating elsewhere. From 1990 to today, Uighurs have changed the way they was they migrate from Central Asia to Southeast Asia. Southeast Asian countries, however, have proved to be no more lenient than Central Asian countries toward Uighurs because of Islamophobia. Uighur communities are found in Turkey, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan, Australia and the United States.
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