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Hmong Njua

A language of Laos

ISO 639-3hnj

Population  100,000 in Laos (Hattaway 2000). Population total all countries: 310,000.
Region  North. Also in Australia, Canada, China, France, French Guiana, Myanmar, Thailand, United States, Viet Nam.
Language map  Laos, reference number 14
Alternate names   Blue Hmong, Blue Meo, Ching Miao, Green Hmong, Green Meo, Hmong Lens, Hmong Nzhua, Hmoob Leeg, Lu Miao, Meo Dam, Meo Lai, Mong Ntsua, Qing Miao, Tak Miao
Classification  Hmong-Mien, Hmongic, Chuanqiandian
A member of macrolanguage Hmong [hmn] (China).
Writing system  Lao script. Latin script, primary script. Pahawh Hmong script. Miao (Pollard) script, used in China. Thai script, used in Thailand.

Also spoken in:

China

Language name   Hmong Njua
Population  40,000 in China (Hattaway 2000).
Region  Southeast Yunnan, Maguan, and Malipo counties.
Language map  Southwestern China
Alternate names  Mong Ntsua, Hmong Nzhua, Blue Hmong, Blue Meo, Tak Miao, Green Hmong, Green Meo, Qing Miao, Ching Miao, Lu Miao; Meo Dam, Meo Lai, Hmong Lens, Hmoob Leeg
Language use  Vigorous. Home, community, market. Also use Mandarin Chinese [cmn].
Language development  Taught in primary schools.
Comments  Consider themselves part of Miao nationality in China, but unique in culture and language from other Miao groups.
 

Myanmar

Language name   Hmong Njua
Population  10,000 in Myanmar (Hattaway 2000).
Region  Northeast adjacent to Thailand.
Alternate names  Mong Ntsua, Hmong Nzhua, Blue Hmong, Blue Meo, Tak Miao, Green Hmong, Green Meo, Qing Miao, Ching Miao, Lu Miao; Meo Dam, Meo Lai, Hmong Lens, Hmoob Leeg
 

Thailand

Language name   Hmong Njua
Population  60,000 in Thailand (Hattaway 2000).
Region  Chiangrai, Chiangmai, Maehongson, Tak, Phayao, Phrae, Nan, Phrae, Loei, Sukhothai, Kamphaengphet, Uthai, Petchabun provinces.
Language map  Northern Thailand, reference number 10
Alternate names  Mong Ntsua, Hmong Nzhua, Blue Hmong, Blue Meo, Tak Miao, Green Hmong, Green Meo, Qing Miao, Ching Miao, Lu Miao; Meo Dam, Meo Lai, Hmong Lens, Hmoob Leeg
 

Viet Nam

Language name   Hmong Njua
Language maps  Northern Viet Nam, reference number 32
Northern Viet Nam, reference number 32
Northwestern Viet Nam, reference number 32