Mhong As An Alternative?

By | March 19, 2022

If “Hmoob and Moob” or “Hmong and Mong” will not be recognized and be permitted to be used interchangeably, then a new term acceptable by both white and green Hmong/Mong should be used.  Commissioned by General Vang Pao, the Hmong Language Research Committee came up with the term “Mhong,”which was even used by General Vang Pao as early as the 1970s.  However, both green and white Hmong/mong groups have not acknowledged this term.  Perhaps, it is time to revisit adopting “Mhong” as the official term to refer to our people in English as a solution.

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