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Hui

 (hwē) also Hwei (hwā)
n. pl. Hui or Huis also Hwei or Hweis
A member of a traditionally Muslim people of northwest China, descended chiefly from the Han and an important minority of the Chinese population.

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

(ˈhuːɪ)
n, pl hui or huis
1. a conference, meeting, or other gathering
2. informal a party
[Māori]
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noun (N.Z.) meeting, gathering, assembly, meet, conference, congress, session, rally, convention, get-together (informal), reunion, congregation, conclave, convocation, powwow He arranged a hui which called together a broad span of Maori tribes and opinions.
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