White Hmong


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White Hmong

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Up the Mountain Village (pseudonym) is a White Hmong Village in Northern Thailand that has undergone significant social, economic, and cultural changes from 1991 to 2013.
Recent projects include online tutorials in Korean, video games in Malaysian, museum tours in Puerto Rican Spanish, telephone announcements in French, and talking ATM machines in White Hmong.
It has two main dialects--White Hmong and Green Hmong--with most agreeing that White Hmong can be read by all.
Sovereignty and Rebellion: The White Hmong of Northern Thailand.
These are also known as Green Hmong and White Hmong dialects, respectively.
The major Hmong clans in Vietnam are the White Hmong, Blue Hmong, Black Hmong, and Flower Hmong.
Hmong Quas Npab (Striped Sleeves Hmong), a different tribe, speak the same dialect as White Hmong.
It is an important occasion for me because it was in 1983, while I was trying to write my PhD thesis after 18 months of fieldwork living in a White Hmong village in Chiangmai, in north Thailand, that I went to my first conference ever.
The dialect Ruey transcribes, below, despite all the differences of spelling, is clearly very close to Mong Leng as we know it, and sometimes to White Hmong too (as in the word for 'father').
Although the procedures vary from region to region and by dialect, the following procedure is usually followed in a traditional White Hmong wedding: the two mej koob of the groom's family's side (mej koob are wedding song specialists who have been asked to serve as messengers, partial mediators, and witnesses between the two families), tell the groom and his phij laj ("best man") to stand side-by-side near the main living room door, with their front facing the Xwm Kab (benevolent house spirit altar) and their backs facing the door.
I was told in He Kou that, if I could make it to Shiping, I would find many Hmong there who spoke the White Hmong language.