from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A member of a people inhabiting the mountainous regions of southern China and adjacent areas of Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand.
- n. The Miao-Yao language of the Hmong.
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- proper n. A people who live predominantly in the mountainous regions of China, Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand, and (in diaspora) around the world.
- proper n. 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.
- adj. Of or relating to the Hmong, their culture, or their lect.
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- adj. of or related to the Hmong people or their language or their culture
- n. 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
- n. a language of uncertain affiliation spoken by the Hmong
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And I should point out for those who might be unfamiliar, that Hmong is spelled H-M-O-N-G.
Chiamee Her is described as Hmong, about 4 feet 10 and weighing about 110 pounds.
The terms Hmong (pronounced [m̥ɔ̃ŋ]) and Mong ([mɔ̃ŋ]) refer to an Asian ethnic group in the mountainous regions of southeast Asia.
In Minnesota, Dolan's team held 25 town halls this year and crafted public service announcements for radio and television in English, Hmong, Somali and Spanish.
Parents and Teachers - Has picture along with sign - Has index in Spanish, Hmong, Vietnamese,
The C.I.A. and the U.S. Air Force reported to the ambassador and, because there were no U.S. ground troops, Vang Pao and the Hmong were the favorite proxy soldiers.
If the Hmong were a a tribe from Africa, the UW-Madison administration would have folded faster than Superman on laundry day!
The Hmong are the mountain peoples of Vietnam, Laos and Southern China. treated as savages by the ruling peoples of Vietnam, they were staunch allies of the US during the Vietnam war and after the fall of South Vietnam in 75, the US accepted a fair number as refugees.
For those of you (like me until a few years ago) who were too young to know who the Hmong are and what their relevance is to US foreign policy, the Hmong and other hill tribes (aka montagnards) fought with the US against the communists across SE Asia.
The Hmong are a little-known people in a secretive land