Hmong Daw


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Hmong Daw

 (dou′) or Hmong Der (dûr′)
n.
1.
a. A member of one of the largest subgroups of the Hmong. Many Hmong Daw of Laos emigrated to the United States after the Vietnam War.
b. A person of Hmong Daw ancestry.
2. The dialect of Hmong spoken by the Hmong Daw. In all senses also called Hmong, White Hmong.

[Hmong Hmoob Dawb : Hmoob, Hmong + dawb, white.]
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The Hmong-Miao branch of the family now has some 35 dialects divided into: 'Gelo', northern Hmong, Xiangxi Miao (Red Miao), Western Hmong, Libo Miao, Weining Miao, Yi Miao, Hmong proper (includes Hmong Njua [Blue/Green Miao], Hmong Daw [White Miao], and Magpie Miao), Central Hmong, Qiandong Miao (Black Miao), Longli Miao, East Guizhou, Patengic, Pa-Hng and Yongcong.
Having learned the Hmong Daw (Western Hmong) dialect and composed the first HmongFrench dictionary, Savina (1924: 42-69) compares 239 Hmong words with those used in nine other languages (Man, Lolo, Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, Tibetan, Tartar, Malay and Sting), and concludes that: