On Chinese Hui-Muslim elementary vocabulary (1): Prayer terminology

Sūn Mèngyáo,

Michael Knüppel


In the article, which forms the first part of a series on Chinese Hui-Muslim religious terminology, the authors are dealing with the Hui Muslim prayer terminology, that can roughly be divided into direct and indirect loans. While the direct loans are bor­rowings from Arabic or Persian, the indirect loans are formed by the means of the own languages (so-called calques).

* The present paper results from some fieldwork in the context of socio-linguistic research on the Hui-Muslim communities in the province of Shāndōng in 2018 and 2019.

Słowa kluczowe: Hui Muslims, Sino-Arabic and Sino-Persian transcriptions, direct and indirect loans, Muslim prayer terminology

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