The Content and Studies on Uyghur Inscriptions with Turkish Runic Letters
Uyghurs who ruled the steppes of the Inner Asia after the 1st and 2nd Turkish Khanates also left inscriptions for the subsequent generations similar to Köktürks. Which inscriptions were authored by Uighurs is ambiguous. The general opinion is that Tes, Tariat, Şine Usu, and 1. Karabalgasun and recently discovered Xi'an (Karı Çor) were inscribed by Uyghurs. The first four inscriptions were ordered and erected by the khans of the Uyghur Khanate period. The Xi'an inscription is a bilingual epitaph ordered during in the reign of the Tang dynasty.
The present article was authored based on the Tes, Tariat, Şine Usu, 1. Karabalgasun, Hoyto-Tamır, Sevrey, Xi'an (Karı Çor), Suci, 2. Karabalgasun, Arhanan and Gurvaljin-uul inscriptions. Among these inscriptions, we would like to consider the Tes, Tariat, Şine Usu, 1. Karabalgasun, Hoyto-Tamır, Sevrey and Xi'an (Karı Çor) as certain and the rest as doubtful. The signs found in the inscriptions were effective on the consideration of the inscriptions that were considered doubtful for their authorship.
The present article scrutinized the events narrated in Tes, Tariat, Şine Usu, 1. Karabalgasun, Hoyto Tamır, Sevrey, Xi'an (Karı Çor), Suci, 2. Karabalgasun, Arhanan and Gurvaljin-uul inscriptions and compiled the studies on these inscriptions.
Uyghur inscriptions, Uyghur Khanate, bibliography, Uyghur, the old Turkic