See also: hui, huí, huì, huī, and huǐ

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Borrowed from Mandarin (Huí).

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Hui pl (plural only)

  1. An ethnic group of China, distinguished by their practice of Islam, who speak Mandarin (or Dungan in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Russia).
    • 1978 November [1978 October 16], “Religious Life Never Interfered With”, in Eastern Horizon[1], volume XVII, number 11, Hong Kong: Eastern Horizon Press, →ISSN, →OCLC, page 16:
      In Hui restaurants in towns such as Wuchung and Chungning, restaurant workers wearing the white caps of the Hui nationality serve customers. Most government institutions, factories and schools in different parts of the autonomous region have set up dining rooms for the Huis, where their special foods are served.
    • 2002, Dru C. Gladney, “Ethnoreligious Resurgence in a Northwestern Sufi Community”, in Susan D. Blum, Lionel M. Jensen, editors, China Off Center: Mapping the Margins of the Middle Kingdom[2], Honolulu: University of Hawaiʻi Press, →ISBN, →LCCN, →OCLC, page 109:
      This compact collection of households comprises nine teams that are almost 100 percent Hui, a rarity in central and northern Ningxia, where Hui are thinly distributed among the majority Han population. Yongning county is only 12.9 percent Hui, a relatively small minority in contrast to neighboring Lingwu county in the southeast, which is 47 percent Hui, and southern Jingyuan county, which is 97 percent Hui (the highest concentration of Hui in one county in China).
    • 2020 May 11, Ligaya Mishan, “Eating in Xi’an, Where Wheat and Lamb Speak to China’s Varied Palette”, in The New York Times[3], archived from the original on 11 May 2020:
      Within Xi’an, Hui and Han alike eat roujiamo, the Chinese hamburger: meat tucked into flatbread that’s been crisped on the grill until it shows tiger skin on one side — shades of orange and black — and a chrysanthemum whorl on the other. The Han make it with long-braised pork, doused with a spoonful of its own broth, and the Hui with beef or lamb, stewed, then salted and dried.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:Hui.
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Etymology 2 edit

Borrowed from Mandarin Huī.

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  1. A Chinese lect spoken in Southern Anhui and neighbouring Zhejiang and Jiangxi.
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Etymology 3 edit

Borrowed from Mandarin (Huì), (Huí), or Cantonese (heoi2).

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  1. A surname from Chinese.

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  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Hui is the 5966th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 5769 individuals. Hui is most common among Asian/Pacific Islander (93.5%) individuals.

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Hui m

  1. (Erzgebirgisch) quirk (odd behaviour of someone)
    Synonym: Husch
    enn Hui hamm
    to have a quirk

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  • 2020 June 11, Hendrik Heidler, Hendrik Heidler's 400 Seiten: Echtes Erzgebirgisch: Wuu de Hasen Hoosn haaßn un de Hosen Huusn do sei mir drhamm: Das Original Wörterbuch: Ratgeber und Fundgrube der erzgebirgischen Mund- und Lebensart: Erzgebirgisch – Deutsch / Deutsch – Erzgebirgisch[4], 3. geänderte Auflage edition, Norderstedt: BoD – Books on Demand, →ISBN, →OCLC, page 63: