L1 users: 6,570 (2000).
Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region: Hetian, Luopu, Moyu, Shache, Shulekuche, and Yingjisha counties; Yengixar (Shule) town, Hanalik and Paynap villages in Kashgar area, and Gewoz village near Hoban.
6b (Threatened). Language of recognized nationality: Uygur.
Home. Also use Uyghur [uig], with outsiders.
Do not intermarry with ethnic Uyghur. Muslim.