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CPPCC vice chairman meets Dungan delegation

(Xinhua)

09:06, November 04, 2011

BEIJING, Nov 3 (Xinhua) -- Abulait Abudurexit, vice chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), on Thursday met with a visiting delegation of Dungan people, an ethnic minority of Chinese origin living in some Central Asia countries.

Abudurexit praised the Dungan people, who migrated to Central Asia from northwest China in 19th century, for promoting cooperation between the resident countries and China, and supporting China's economic and social development and the country's efforts toward unification.

The Dungan people, numbering over 100,000, are descendants of Muslim families previously living in China's Gansu and Shaanxi provinces who fled their homes approximately 120 years ago after aborted uprisings against the government of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).

These Islamic descendants of Chinese origin are now bilingual, speaking both Russian and the Dungan language, a kind of Chinese dialect with a Gansu accent, mixed with some Russian words and expressions.

 
 
     
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
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