Hui Diaspora


The Hui Muslim community of China emerged over the course of centuries because of the amalgamation of Chinese, Arab, Persian and Turkish Muslim ethnicities which gave rise to a new ethnic group whose primary language was Chinese and whose religion was Islam. Over the course of the centuries the Hui themselves have migrated to other countries and thus giving rise to a diaspora of their own e.g., there are Hui communities in Central Asia, Burma and Thailand that exist in substantial numbers. There are of course small number of Huis among the larger Chinese diasporas in the West and in other East Asian countries but historically their numbers have never been sustainable so that they eventually get absorbed into the larger Muslim communities that they are a part of or they get absorbed into the larger non-Muslim Chinese diasporas that they are situation in.

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