52 Facts About Hui people


Hui people are an East Asian ethnoreligious group predominantly composed of Chinese-speaking adherents of Islam.

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The government defines the Hui people to include all historically Muslim communities not included in China's other ethnic groups; they are therefore distinct from other Muslim groups such as the Uyghurs.

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The Hui people predominantly speak Chinese, while maintaining some Arabic and Persian phrases.

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Study in 2020 found that the Hui people descended almost exclusively from indigenous East Asian people, with only minor contribution from West-Eurasian populations .

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The formation and ethnogenesis of Hui people can be attributed to the cultural transformation of local Chinese residents.

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The 1916 Encyclopædia of Religion and Ethics, Volume 8 said that Chinese Muslims always called themselves Huihui or Huizi, and that neither themselves nor other people called themselves Han, and they disliked people calling them Dungan.

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Hui people reported that due to religion, Hui were classed as a different nationality from Han as if they were one of the other minority groups.

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Hui people are referred to by Central Asian Turkic speakers and Tajiks by the ethnonym Dungan.

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The name "Hui people Hui people" was applied to them, and eventually became the name applied to Muslims.

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The Dungan people, descendants of Hui who fled to Central Asia, called themselves Zhongyuan ren in addition to the standard labels lao huihui and huizi.

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For example, Li Yong is a famous Han Chinese who practices Islam and Hui people Liangyu is a notable atheist Hui people.

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Hui people consider other Hui who do not observe Islamic practices to still be Hui.

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In Gansu province in the 1800s, a Muslim Hui people woman married into the Han Chinese Kong lineage of Dachuan District, which was descended from Confucius.

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The number of Hui people going on Hajj is expanding, while Uyghurs find it difficult to get passports to go on Hajj.

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Hui people women are allowed to wear veils, while Uyghur women are discouraged from wearing them.

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The Chinese government assisted them and gave into their demands because Hui people do not have a separatist movement, unlike the Uyghurs.

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Hui people Muslims have been alleged to have experienced greater repression of religious activities in recent years.

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At least two Hui people Muslims have allegedly been included in the reeducation camps, termed "Vocational Education and Training Centers" which the Chinese government claims are aimed at reforming the political thought of detainees, including extremist religious beliefs and separatist or terrorist sympathies.

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Xinjiang's Hui people population increased by more than 520 percent between 1940 and 1982, an average annual growth of 4.

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Some Hui people criticize Uyghur separatism and generally do not want to get involved in conflict in other countries.

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Many Hui people Muslims supported the repression of Tibetan separatism by the Chinese government, complicating their relationship.

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Sectarian fighting between Hui people sects led to the Jahriyya rebellion in the 1780s and the 1895 revolt.

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Some Hui people believed that Islam was the true religion through which Confucianism could be practiced, superior to "barbarian" religions, and accused Buddhists and Daoists of "heresy", like most other Confucian scholars.

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French army Commandant Viscount D'Ollone reported in 1910 that Sichuanese Hui people did not strictly enforce the Islamic practices of teetotaling, ritual washing and Friday prayers.

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Hui people used incense during worship, while the Salar, known as "black capped" Hui people considered this to be a heathen ritual and denounced it.

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Hui people enlisted in the military and were praised for their martial skills.

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Since circumcision in China does not have the weight of pre-existing traditions as it does elsewhere in the Muslim world, circumcision rates among Hui people are much lower than among other Muslim communities .

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Hui people usually have a Chinese name and a Muslim name in Arabic, although the Chinese name is used primarily.

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Hui people's father was Muslim general Bai Chongxi, who had his children adopt western names.

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Hui people commonly believe that their surnames originated as "Sinified" forms of their foreign Muslim ancestors some time during the Yuan or Ming eras.

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New works were written by Hui people intellectuals following education reform by Ma Clique warlords and Bai Chongxi.

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Hui people edited Shuofang Daozhi, a gazette and books such as Meng Cang ZhuangKuang: Hui Bu Xinjiang fu.

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The Hui people running the mosque was from Shandong and descended from residents of the Arabian city of Medina.

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Hui people was able to read and speak Arabic with ease, but was illiterate in Chinese, although he was born in China and spoke Chinese.

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Hui people married a Persian or an Arab girl, and brought her back to Quanzhou.

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In Gansu province in the 1800s, a Muslim Hui people woman married into the Han Chinese Kong lineage of Dachuan, which was descended from Confucius.

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Hui people fled his position due to fear of being punished for being a bannerman marrying a commoner woman.

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Hui people was sentenced to death for leaving his official post but the sentence was commuted and he was not executed.

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Hui people men marrying Han women and Han men who marry Hui people women achieve above average education.

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Hui people have had female imams, called Nu Ahong for centuries.

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Hui people fought for the emperor against aboriginal tribes in southern China during the Miao Rebellions.

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Hui people troops fought western armies for the first time in the Boxer Rebellion, winning battles including the Battle of Langfang and Battle of Beicang.

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Hui people forces were known for their anti-communist sentiment, and fought for the Kuomintang against the CCP in the Chinese Civil War, and against rebels during the Ili Rebellion.

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Bai Chongxi, a Hui people general, was appointed to the post of Minister of National Defence, the highest military position in the Republic of China.

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Hui people put Kuomintang Blue Sky with a White Sun party symbols on their Halal restaurants and shops.

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Community of Hui people migrated to Taiwan after the Communist victory in China.

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Hui people joined the wave of Chinese migrants that peaked between 1875 and 1912.

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In 1975, five Hui people leaders started a campaign to get every clansman to put up a notice listing their ancestors for 40 generations, as a way of reminding them of their origins.

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The exact Hui people population is unclear today as many families left Islam before independence.

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Hui people have had a long presence in Qinghai and Gansu, or what Tibetans call Amdo, although Tibetans have historically dominated local politics.

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Xinjiang's Hui people population increased by over 520 percent between 1940 and 1982, an average annual growth of 4.

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Some Hui people criticize Uyghur separatism and generally do not want to get involved in conflict in other countries.

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