plural Hmong
: a member of a mountain-dwelling people inhabiting southeastern China and the northern parts of Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand
: the language of the Hmong people

Examples of Hmong in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Organizations within the Afghan, Burmese, Congolese, Hmong and other communities gather for a resource fair and share cultural cuisine and performances. Jane Park, Journal Sentinel, 15 July 2024 Today, Granville is home to a diverse community of Blacks, Hispanics, whites and Hmong. La Risa R. Lynch, Journal Sentinel, 29 June 2024 The Hmong American Women’s Association, which serves the Hmong and Southeast Asian community, has advocates available at 414-930-9352 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Elliot Hughes, Journal Sentinel, 14 June 2024 One member of the Hmong Healers Collective was a substance abuse counselor. Frederick Melo, Twin Cities, 12 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for Hmong 

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Word History


Hmong hmoŋ (with high level tone), a self-designation

First Known Use

1977, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Hmong was in 1977

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“Hmong.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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