Definition of Hmong in English:

Hmong

Syllabification: Hmong
Pronunciation: /hmôNG
 
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noun (plural same)

1A member of a people living traditionally in isolated mountain villages throughout Southeast Asia. Large numbers have immigrated to the US. Also called Miao.
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  • It is found in many Japanese, in the Tibetans of the Himalayas and among isolated people of Southeast Asia, like the Hmong.
  • The exact number of Hmong students is not available for the UW System, but the majority of the Southeast Asian students are Hmong.
  • Minority groups in this small, mountainous country include the Mon-Khmer, the Yao, and the Hmong.
2The language of the Hmong, occurring in a large number of highly distinct dialects.
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  • The L1 writing prompts were translated by bilingual teaching professionals whose native languages were Spanish, Hmong, and Russian.
  • Participants from the younger generations noted that they have difficulty speaking Hmong without using English.
  • It turns out that this is a spelling of what is more usually written as Hmong.

adjective

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Relating to the Hmong or their language.
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  • Some of the figures are even clinging to cut pieces of bamboo, seemingly recreating the tragic legend of the lost Hmong language.
  • Participants felt that a generational shift in Hmong language and culture might be occurring for various reasons.
  • Participants also had varying feelings about the Hmong language shifting.

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