Muslim Quarter-Related Words - Detailed List with Characters and English
Names and terms related to Xi'an's Muslim Quarter. Check out our Chinese Language Resources page at http://www.chinatravelca.com/faq/chinese-language-resources/.
Terms in this set (10)
Huimin Street; literally, "Street of the Hui People"; a term for Xi'an's Muslim Quarter, an area of the town heavily influenced by Xi'an's Silk Road history
the Hui ethnic group, numbering almost 10 million in China
Islam; the term comes from the fact that the Hui people are predominantly Muslim
Islam (a phonetic rendering of the Arabic word)
Silk Road, ancient trade route whose eastern endpoint was Xi'an
Xiyangshi Street, famous street in the Muslim quarter featuring a traditional market; the name literally means "Western Sheep Market"
street vendor, as in an outdoor market
Great Mosque of Xi'an, one of the largest mosques in China; founded in 742 CE