SUAB HMONG NEWS (08/22/2017) – Many Hmong individuals complained on Social Medias about other Hmong from other countries that they are not Hmong because they cannot speak Hmong. What do you think?
CLICK HERE to watch SUAB HMONG TALKSHOW exclusive interview Xia Mee Lee and Yee Hang Pha, both are Hmong from China, answering the question “If you cannot speak Hmong, you are not Hmong?”.
Xia Mee Lee said Hmong is the 3rd largest population in China and by being a true Hmong herself and live in China, she still not understand other Hmong live in other part of China when they speak because the different dialects that blending with the Chinese language.
“Many people commented on Youtube that Wang Fei Hong and other Hmong from China are not Hmong because they cannot speak Hmong. I would like to say to everyone that in China, Hmong is the third largest population and we speak different dialects. Even myself, I live in Yunan, I speak Hmong similar to everyone here in America, Laos, and Thailand but I am belong to a Hmong group call Hmong Xao. In Yunan only we have different groups; Hmong Xao, Hmong Der, Hmong Leng, Hmong Poua, Hmong Pe, Hmong Soua, Hmong Xai, Hmong Zoua and we speak different dialects but about 50% of the language are the same dialect. So even here in America, our children cannot even speak Hmong, we must respect who we are. We are all Hmong” said Xia Mee Lee.
Lee continues said that the word “Miao” means “Seed of a flower or Seed of etc…” and the word “Tzu” means “a society or a group where one belong to”.
“In China, we never complain about Hmong who cannot speak Hmong that they are not Hmong” said Xia Mee Lee.
Watch Suab Hmong TalkShow with Neng Xiong to get the full insight story at the Suab Hmong News Channel on Youtube.