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From Turkic [Term?], probably via Russian, originally referring to any Hui Chinese. It is an exonym. Chinese scholar Lin Tao (林涛) lists possible etymologies in the first chapter of Donggan yü lungao (东干语论稿, 2007):

Hai Feng (海峰) proposes in a 2005 paper ([1]) that it is from Chinese 屯墾 (túnkěn), from late Qing policy regarding Xinjiang.

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Dungan pl (plural only)

  1. A Muslim people originally from north-west China who currently reside in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia.

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Dungan

  1. The Sinitic language of this people, a Mandarin dialect written in the Cyrillic script.

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