Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A member of a traditionally Muslim people of northwest China, descended chiefly from the Han and an important minority of the Chinese population.

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  • proper noun Hui people, an ethnic group of China, distinguished by their practice of Islam; their language is Mandarin or Dungan in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia.
  • proper noun a Chinese dialect - ( Huī), spoken in Southern Anhui and neighbouring Zhejiang and Jiangxi.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Chinese (Mandarin) Huí, shortened from Huíhuí, from Middle Chinese xɦuaj-xɦuaj, any of various Muslim peoples of the Song dynasty.]

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From Mandarin  (Huí)

Examples

  • "Kim Kyong Hui is the only person in the North who can speak frankly to Kim Jong Il and can even be emotional in front of him," said Jang, who authored a book on Kim Jong Il. Her husband, Jang Song Thaek, was demoted in early 2004 in what analysts believed was a warning from Kim Jong Il against gaining too much influence.

    Kim Jong Un, North Korean Leader's Son, Named Army General

  • Koike wrote that Kim Jong Il himself signaled his sister's authority in the communist country in comments before the ruling party's Central Committee, saying "Kim Kyong Hui is myself, the words of Kim Kyong Hui are my words, and instructions issued by Kim Kyong Hui are my instructions."

    Kim Jong Un, North Korean Leader's Son, Named Army General

  • Koike wrote that Kim Jong Il himself signaled his sister's authority in the communist country in comments before the ruling party's Central Committee, saying "Kim Kyong Hui is myself, the words of Kim Kyong Hui are my words, and instructions issued by Kim Kyong Hui are my instructions."

    Kim Jong Un, North Korean Leader's Son, Named Army General

  • "Kim Kyong Hui is the only person in the North who can speak frankly to Kim Jong Il and can even be emotional in front of him," said Jang, who authored a book on Kim Jong Il. Her husband, Jang Song Thaek, was demoted in early 2004 in what analysts believed was a warning from Kim Jong Il against gaining too much influence.

    Kim Jong Un, North Korean Leader's Son, Named Army General

  • But a former sushi chef to Kim Jong Il wrote in a 2003 memoir that Kim Kyong Hui is full of charm when it comes to her brother.

    Kim Jong Un, North Korean Leader's Son, Named Army General

  • "Kim Kyong Hui is the only person in the North who can speak frankly to Kim Jong Il and can even be emotional in front of him," said Jang, who authored a book on Kim Jong Il. Her husband, Jang Song Thaek, was demoted in early 2004 in what analysts believed was a warning from Kim Jong Il against gaining too much influence.

    N. Korea Promotes Kim Jong Un To General

  • But a former sushi chef to Kim Jong Il wrote in a 2003 memoir that Kim Kyong Hui is full of charm when it comes to her brother.

    N. Korea Promotes Kim Jong Un To General

  • Sixty-four year-old Kim Kyong Hui is rarely heard from, but this week, she was elevated to the rank of army general and handed full membership of the Workers 'Party Political Bureau.

    North Korean Power Couple Emerge as Key to Succession Plans

  • Koike wrote that Kim Jong Il himself signalled his sister's authority in the communist country in comments before the ruling party's Central Committee, saying "Kim Kyong Hui is myself, the words of Kim Kyong Hui are my words, and instructions issued by Kim Kyong Hui are my instructions."

    N. Korea Promotes Kim Jong Un To General

  • But a former sushi chef to Kim Jong Il wrote in a 2003 memoir that Kim Kyong Hui is full of charm when it comes to her brother.

    Kim Jong Un, North Korean Leader's Son, Named Army General

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