Alimihan Seyiti (born 25 June 1886?) is China's "oldest living claimant".
Seyiti is of Uyghur ethnicity. She lives in the Chinese city of Kashgar, near the border with Kyrgyzstan. On August 15, 2013, the Xinjiang Daily reported that she was born on June 25, 1886, which, if true, would make her the oldest person in recorded history. Chinese birth records before and into the 20th century are generally unreliable, however, so substantiating her claim has been difficult.
Seyiti attributes longevity to dressing herself up. She said that she never been to hospital. She still does chores like feeding chickens.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 AFP (28 August 2013). "Doubts over '127-year-old' Chinese woman". The Daily Telegraph. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10270675/Doubts-over-127-year-old-Chinese-woman.html. Retrieved 27 May 2016.
- ↑ Chiu, Joanna (16 August 2013). "Chinese woman who claims to be 127 would be oldest person ever to have lived". South China Morning-Post. http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1297022/uygur-alimihan-seyiti-age-127-may-set-record-oldest-person-alive. Retrieved 27 May 2016.