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 (än′hwē′) also An·hwei (-hwā′, -wā′)
A province of east-central China crossed by the Yangtze River. It was made a separate province along with Jiangsu under the Manchu dynasty. Hefei is the capital.
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(ˈænˈweɪ) or


(Placename) a province of E China, crossed by the Yangtze River. Capital: Hefei. Pop: 64 100 000 (2003 est). Area: 139 860 sq km (54 000 sq miles)
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also An•hwei


a province in E China. 59,550,000; 54,015 sq. mi. (139,899 sq. km). Cap.: Hefei.
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The ancestors of today's Xi'an Hui community were the Arab and Persian Muslim settlers who came as traders and soldiers during the Tang and Song dynasties in several waves.
Apart from their religious affiliation, it is also a matter of great significance for the Xi'an Hui that they are the descendants of early Muslim Arabs.
Here are a few of the many instances which I experienced during my interaction with Xi'an Hui. A 9 year old Hui girl whose father owned a private halal restaurant on a Muslim street, with all her peers and neighbors being Hui Muslim, asked me wonderingly how it was possible for me to be a Muslim and not a Hui.
Although the Islam practices by the Xi'an Hui may be far from ideal, they still tend to focus on the ideal Islam.
Nowadays, Xi'an Huiminjie is completely free of alcohol and none of the Hui restaurants offers it, but in other parts of the city almost all Hui restaurants (operated by Xi'an Hui and not Qinghai Hui) sell alcoholic products.