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Why did the Hmong come to the United States?

Why did the Hmong come to the United States?

In the late 1960s, when the Vietnam War spread into Laos, the United States recruited the Hmong to fight against communism. Wanting to hold on to their land and the independence they had maintained for thousands of years, the Hmong saw communism as a threat to their autonomy.

What countries are Hmong from?

Hmong, ethnic group living chiefly in China and Southeast Asia and speaking Hmong, one of the Hmong-Mien languages (also known as Miao-Yao languages). Since the late 18th century, the Hmong alone among the Miao groups have slowly migrated out of the southern provinces of China, where about 2.7 million still remain.

Where do Hmong live in the US?

The states with the largest number of Hmong immigrants are California, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. According to Census 2000, 84 percent of Hmong immigrants are concentrated in three states: 41,133 (or 40 percent) live in California, 26,234 (or 26 percent) in Minnesota, and 19,349 (or 19 percent) in Wisconsin.

Where are the Hmong people from in the world?

Hmong people. The Hmong/Mong (RPA: Hmoob/Moob, Hmong pronunciation:) is an ethnic group from the mountainous regions of southern China, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand. The Hmong are also one of the sub-groups of the Miao ethnicity (苗族) in China.

What’s the difference between the Hmong and the Lao?

The Hmong are an ethnic group within the country of Laos. In Laos, the Hmong are called Hmong, even by the majority Lao. So as not to confuse people, Hmong are Hmong and Lao are Lao. It’s like apples and oranges. Both are from (Laos), but labeled differently.”

Is the word Meo used by the Hmong?

“Mèo,” or variants thereof, is considered highly derogatory by many Hmong/Mong people and is infrequently used today outside of Southeast Asia.

Where did the H’mong people come from?

That migration has recently taken hundreds to the USA and Australia, as refugees from the Lao People’s Democratic Republic following the end of the American war in Vietnam and the liberation of the Lao PDR by the former Soviet Union.