from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A member of any of various Hmong-Mien-speaking peoples of southern China and Southeast Asia, including the Hmong Daw and the Mong.
  • noun A person of Hmong ancestry.
  • noun Any of the Hmong-Mien languages of spoken by the Hmong.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun A people who live predominantly in the mountainous regions of China, Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand, and (in diaspora) around the world.
  • proper noun The lect spoken by these people, which is a cluster of a large number of lects which are sometimes considered dialects and sometimes separate languages.
  • adjective Of or relating to the Hmong, their culture, or their lect.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or related to the Hmong people or their language or their culture
  • noun a people living traditionally in mountain villages in southern China and adjacent areas of Vietnam and Laos and Thailand; many have emigrated to the United States
  • noun a language of uncertain affiliation spoken by the Hmong


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Hmong Hmoob (with oo spelling nasalized o and final b indicating high level tone ).]


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