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The Hmong (pronounced mung) are members of an ethnic group that lived for thousands of years in southwestern China. But when the Chinese began limiting their freedom in the 1600s, many migrated to Laos, Thailand and other neighboring countries.
Some Hmong words and phrases as written using RPA (spelling may vary):
- Hmong: Hmoob (Mung)
- Hello: nyob zoo (nah zhong)
- Goodbye: Sib ntsib dua (She jee doua)
- How are you?: Koj nyob li cas (Gaw nyaw lee cha)
- My name is: Kuv lub npe yog (Goo loo bae yaw)