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Lecture: Chinese as a post-Soviet minority language: The Muslim Dungans of Central Asia. Ivo Spira, IKOS

September 4, 2013 - 12:15-14:00

The Dungans (as their neighbours call them) speak a form of Chinese which is written in Cyrillic letters and peppered with Turkic, Arabic, Persian and Russian borrowings. How did this situation come about? What happens to Chinese when it is written in an alphabetic script rather than Chinese characters? How are Islamic concepts expressed in Dungan?

Location: P. A. Munchs hus, Oslo

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Lecture: Chinese as a post-Soviet minority language: The Muslim Dungans of Central Asia. Ivo Spira, IKOS

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Date:
September 4, 2013
Time:
12:15-14:00