Freedom, clothing & traditions

Hmong or Mong ([m̥ɔ̃ŋ]) people

First traces
Originated near the Yellow river region of China. Linguistic evidences suggest that Hmong people already occupied this area 8000 years ago.
Hmong and languages of residential countries
Related ethnies
Miao people (China)
Religion & beliefs
Traditional Hmong religion, Christianity, Buddhism
4 to 5 million
2.7 million
1 393 547
595 028
A steep environment

To escape oppression and perpetuate their culture, Hmong people settled safe up in the mountains. They built remote villages located between 1000 and 2000 meters high where they learnt to make the best out of their environment

Importance of agriculture

Hmong people used to practice subsistence agriculture, to harvest timber and to grow poppies for opium. Recently, many Hmong people changed to cash cropping agriculture. Others opened to new economic opportunities.

Clothing & traditions

Today, many Hmong people still live in keeping with traditions. Ritual and customs are important to pay respect to ancestors and spirits. Most of them still wear Hmong’s colorful and meaningful traditional clothing.

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