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Arabic in China
(2,489 words)

1. Historical Background

There have been contacts between China and the Arabic world since the Hàn. These contacts intensified during the Táng and Sòng, but it was not until the Yuán that intensive interactions among China, the Arab world, and Central Asia al…

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Zhiming FU, “Arabic in China”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 12 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2210-7363_ecll_COM_00000020>
First published online: 2015

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