Uyghur is a Turkic language. I found a Uyghur man named Ablimet Baqi to translate and to propose marriage to Hajigul in my behalf. She refused marriage, although she did seem mildly interested. I never told Hajigul the exact reason why I so especially wanted her and not any other girl, which was that she had both a similar name and a physical resemblance to my wife, Honzagool, and I wanted her to help take care of my daughter, Shamema.
One factor which did not help was that when I had first gotten to Kashgar, I had tried for a girl named Edipim, who had come and sat down next to me in a classroom at the University of Kashgar. It turned out that Edipim was the daughter of the Mayor of Kashgar.
I eventually gave up and left Kashgar after spending one month there in February, 1985.
Ablimet later that year founded a foreign language school in Kashgar and is now a famous person there. I never heard anything more about Hajigul or Edipim.
March 8, 1998: I just made a telephone call to Ablimet in Kashgar, China. Ablimet told me that Hajigul is now married and has two children. Hajigul is now a physical education teacher in High School No. 3 in Kashgar.
Edipim is also married, but he is not sure how many children she has.