The Historical Meaning of the Term Haw and status of being the Haw Muslim minority in Thailand before the regime constitution monarchy


  • Thanachot Prahyadsap Prince of Songkla University, Pattani Campus
  • Abdulroning Suetair Faculty of Islamic Sciences, Prince of Songkla University, Pattani campus, Thailand



Keywords: Haw, Muslim minority, Thailand, non-Muslim state, Yunnan.



This article aims to examine the history of the use of the term Haw and examine the status of Haw Muslims from the past to before the regime change in Thailand. The study found that the term Haw was used to refer to merchant groups from Yunnan both for Hui Muslims and Han people. Later, the term Haw was later known as the name of the terrorist group which resulted in the concern of the Muslim merchants from Yunnan being called Haw. However, although the term Haw is used negatively, the status of Haw Muslims in Thailand has shifted from the status of foreign merchants to high-ranking government officials and the powerful Muslim community in Thailand.


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Prahyadsap, T., & Abdulroning Suetair. (2023). The Historical Meaning of the Term Haw and status of being the Haw Muslim minority in Thailand before the regime constitution monarchy. Karachi Islamicus, 3(1).
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