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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voiced concerns about the Assembly bill," and "have come forward to demand that they be recognized separately in the bill, as a way to reverse what they say is long-standing subordination to the more dominant Hmong Der, or White Hmong." (59) The actions and social interactions that preceded and followed this protest event became the center of Hmong Americans' national attention and controversy for several months.
There are more than 40 clans of Hmong who are divided into 6 groups including: Hmong Der (white Hmong), Hmong Du (black Hmong), Hmong Si (Red Hmong); Hmong Dua (Green Hmong); Hmong Lenh (flowery Hmong) and Hmong Xua (Crossbred Hmong).
(8) There are two major Hmong dialects commonly used in the United States: Mong Leng (lugMoob Leeg) and Hmong Der (lus Hmoob Dawb).
(8) There are two major Hmong dialects commonly used in the United States: Mong Leng (lug Moob Leeg) and Hmong Der (lus Hmoob Dawb).