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  Ethnic Groups - china.org.cn
Half of them dwell in the Dongxiang Autonomous County, and the rest are scattered in Hezheng and Linxia counties, the city of Lanzhou, the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and some other places.
The Dongxiangs were then called "Dongxiang Huis" or "Mongolian Huis." The Dongxiang language is basically similar to Mongolian, both belonging to the Mongolian branch of the Altaic language family.
There are in the Dongxiang area many folk songs which the local people have dubbed "flowers" and were sung in the past by people to express their hopes for a better life and to pour out their wrath against oppression.
www.china.org.cn /e-groups/shaoshu/shao-2-dongxiang.htm   (1055 words)

 The Dongxiang Mongols and Their Language
The Dongxiang language belongs to the Mongol branch of the Altaic languages.
The Dongxiang language has a remarkable proportion of Chinese words which can even be found in the realm of function words, e.g.
This book is the fruit of an exhaustive attempt to annotate and translate the Mongolian portions of a whole collection of titles bundled under the category of "Barbarians' Glossaries" as the dictionaries for the languages of the Non-Han nationalities were dubbed.
userpage.fu-berlin.de /~corff/im/Sprache/Dongxiang.html   (1238 words)

 Dongxiang Minority - Chinese Nationalities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Dongxiang population is mainly concentrated in the Dongxiang Autonomous County of the Xinjiang Autonomous Region, and Gansu Province, as well as some other counties and cities such as He Zheng, Linxia, and Lanzhou.
The Dongxiang language is a branch of Mongolian, belonging to the Altaic language family.
The name Dongxiang was given to them because they live in an area of Gansu known as the Dongxiang (Eastern Village) region.
www.paulnoll.com /China/Minorities/min-Dongxiang.html   (244 words)

 Dongxiang people - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Most of the Dongxiang live in the Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture and surrounding areas of Gansu Province in northwestern China, while others groupings can also be found in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Qinghai Province, and Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.
The Dongxiang speak Dongxiang language, a member of the Mongolic family.
Government statistics show that the Dongxiang are among the poorest and least literate of China's minorities, with most Dongxiang having completed only an average of 1.1 years of schooling, a problem aggravated by the lack of a written language.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dongxiang_people   (488 words)

 China, Linxia Hui Autonomous region in Gansu Province | www.30-days.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Dongxiang mainly live in the town of Suonoba situated on a high ridge near the city Linxia.
The Dongxiang people are widely known as the controllers of the drug trade and the prostitution rackets in Northwest China.
Recently when the pastor was asked if there was any hope of reaching the Hui or Dongxiang in their area, he replied "It is impossible!" The small number of believers in Linxia seem to have given up all hope of reaching out to their Muslim neighbours.
www.30-days.net /email02/day13.htm   (788 words)

 AsiaMedia :: Net raises hopes, and fears, in China
Dongxiang's father, Mr Chen Jianjun, lamented that she could now only wait to die.
Dongxiang was brought to Beijing last month for treatment at the Fengtai Guangji Hospital.
As for Dongxiang, who is recovering in hospital after doctors cleaned up her wound and put her left leg in a metallic frame, she cannot wait to get a computer and start writing her own online diary.
www.asiamedia.ucla.edu /article.asp?parentid=49469   (1078 words)

 Chinese Ethnic Minorities: Dongxiang People
The Dongxiang language, similar to Mongol, and is a branch of Mongolia Austronesian of the Altaic phylum.
Dongxiang ethnic minority holds firm faith in Islam which can be divided into Old, New and Emerging sects and have influenced people's life and customs so much.
Dongxiang people derive their living mainly from agriculture and stockbreeding, especially sheep.
www.travelchinaguide.com /intro/nationality/dongxiang/index.htm   (355 words)

 Droughts root of poverty in Dongxiang
This could be a scene from any town in China, but this fountain is special because it's in Dongxiang, high on the Yellow-Earth Plateau, in Northwest China's Gansu Province.
Dongxiang has an annual rainfall of 350 millimetres, but four times that much water evaporates in the same amount of time, shaping the topography to resemble the wrinkled face of an old man.
The residents on this barren and dusty terrain are mostly of one ethnicity Dongxiang, or Sarta, as they call themselves.
www.chinadaily.com.cn /china/2006-06/20/content_621099.htm   (595 words)

 The Dongxiang of China
Many Dongxiang don’t speak a word of Mandarin Chinese even though surrounded by Chinese-speaking peoples—and they have a mere 12 percent literacy rate, the lowest of any of China’s official minorities.
In addition, the Dongxiang language is not taught anywhere, making it almost impossible to translate the Bible for them.
Visitors to Dongxiang County might be surprised to see men in their white pillbox hats and women with head coverings—that is, now that visitors are allowed inside.
archives.tconline.org /news/lastfrontier/archive/Dongxiang.html   (230 words)

 Dongxiang Ethnic Minority - China tourist & travel guide for ethnic minorities of China
The Dongxiang nationality has a population of 373,000.
Most of the Dongxiang people reside in Gansu province, and the rest live in the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region and Xinjiang.
The Dongxiangs originated from the Mongokian nationality and Semu people who were Moslems.
www.orientaltravel.com /people/Dongxian.htm   (79 words)

 The Dongxiang of China: Only a handful of believers
And together with a group of Han Chinese Christians, several of those Dongxiang believers are working to reach their people group with the gospel.
Recently, one of the new Dongxiang Christians walked along the banks of China's Yellow River with his friend, a Southern Baptist who has made China his home.
The Dongxiang are among the poorest and least educated of China's minority people groups; less than 12 percent are functionally literate.
www.christianindex.org /364.article   (748 words)

 Pinyin news » Blog Archive » the Santa/Dongxiang   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
For years, many Chinese scholars assumed the Dongxiang descended from the Mongol soldiers in Genghis Khan’s army who eventually settled in Gansu during the 13th century, when the Mongols ruled China under the Yuan dynasty.
And he observed that Dongxiang people described themselves as “sarta” — a term that once referred to Muslim traders in Central Asia.
This entry was posted on Sunday, March 19th, 2006 at 4:15 pm and is filed under China, Chinese, languages, Mandarin, Mongolian, literacy.
pinyin.info /news/2006/the-santadongxiang   (1134 words)

 Resources on the Dongxiang
The Dongxiang people are an ethnic group closely related to the Mongolians.
Most of the Dongxiang live in the Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture, and surrounding areas, of Gansu Province in northwestern China.
Their language, also referred to as Dongxiang, is one of the Mongolian Altaic languages.
www.mongabay.com /indigenous_ethnicities/asian/Dongxiang.html   (414 words)

 China Source
The greater portion of the Dongxiang live in Dongxiang Autonomous County while others are in Hezheng and Linxia counties, Lanzhou, and Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
The government was the first to recognize the Dongxiang as a separate minority.
Moreover, the Dongxiang are now more literate than prior to liberation as everyone is now entitled to receive an education.
www.chsource.org /Dongxiang.htm   (614 words)

 languagehat.com: DONGXIANG.
An article by Jim Yardley in today's NY Times reports on the Dongxiang, an Islamic population in China's Gansu province whose isolation has preserved their culture and language, which is part of the Mongolian branch of the Altaic family.
He found that Dongxiang people described themselves as sarta, a term that once referred to Muslim traders in Central Asia.
I refer the curious reader to Oliver Corff's nicely done page on "The Dongxiang Mongols and Their Language"; Corff says "This short article can hardly be called more than an appetizer for the interested reader," but he's too modest—it's a lot more than I expected to be available for such an obscure language.
www.languagehat.com /archives/002309.php   (769 words)

 Dongxiang - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dongxiang people, an ethnic group of China closely related to Mongols
Dongxiang County (Jiangxi), which is unrelated to the ethnic group or their autonomous county
This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dongxiang   (88 words)

 IME 2004 - Lottie Moon Christmas Offering
One of the first of China’s Dongxiang believers asked if he could pray to receive Christ in his own language—and was surprised when the answer was, “Yes!”
The Dongxiang language has no word for Christian, and few Dongxiang have heard the gospel.
The early Dongxiang believer who prayed to receive Christ in his own language might never have heard of Jesus’ love if church members like you didn’t give sacrificially.
ime.imb.org /wpim/daybyday/dongxiang.asp   (243 words)

 Census of sponsored kids in Dongxiang by huey ko on Worldisround   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Census of sponsored kids in Dongxiang by huey ko on Worldisround
photos - an exercise to account for the sponsored children in dongxiang...
an exercise to account for the sponsored children in dongxiang...
www.worldisround.com /articles/13510   (88 words)

 DONGXIANG - LanguageServer - University of Graz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Dongxiang is spoken by more than 350.000 people.
The speakers live at the border of Qinghai province and Gansu province in north-western China.
Dongxiang belongs to the peripheral branch of the Mongolian languages, which form a top-level constituent...
languageserver.uni-graz.at /ls/lang?id=35   (77 words)

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