Facts about Hmong

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The Hmong family traces its origin back to the mountainous region of the southern China. Today, Hmong people inhabit almost all the major countries in the world with their identified social, cultural and religious norms. Despite the myths and tales about Hmong people, there are certain very interesting facts that should be known while discussing the Hmong.

Fact 1:

Research reveals that there are almost eighteen existing Hmong clans and interestingly, each clan has a pedigree drawing back to a distinct male antecedent. (csp.edu)

Fact 2:

The members belonging to a single clan consider themselves blood relatives of each other. (csp.edu)

Fact 3:

The health and welfare of the living beings in their own race (Hmong) is governed by the holy spirits of the deceased forefathers. (csp.edu)

Fact 4:

Hmong are ethnically the people belonging to the Asian territory of the world, though they inhabit the entire world today!

Fact 5:

Hmong people own an entirely distinct personal culture which is not borrowed from other cultures like many other races in the world. (Fa, 2010)

Fact 6:

Hmong people were the first nation in the world who made use of metals and used it as weapons in war against the assailants. (Fa, 2010)

Fact 7:

Rice farming was introduced by the Hmong people in Japan. (Fa, 2010)

Fact 8:

Since Hmong people are entirely distinctive with their traditions, language and culture, the Hmong race living the world in any part is very thru and blunt. (Jeffery Hays, 2008)

Fact 9:

Hmong people are famous all over the world for the intricate silverwork that is their chief specialty though they do not produce pottery on their own. Blacksmiths in their villages specialize in producing weapons and tools for farming. (Nicholas Tapp, 1996)

Fact 10:

Though Hmong language is a new word to many of the readers, it is interesting to note that there are over 4 million people in the world who speak Hmong language. (Wise Geek)

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[0] . (n.d). http://www2.csp.edu. In Hmong Facts. Retrieved April 27, 2013, from http://www2.csp.edu
[1] Fa, C. (July 9, 2010). www.asiantown.net. In Quick Facts about Hmong People. Retrieved April 26, 2013, from http://forums.asiantown.net/topic.aspx?id=273506&c=20
[2] Hays, J. (2008). Facts and Details. In Hmong Minority: Society, Culture, Farming. Retrieved April 26, 2013, from http://factsanddetails.com/Asian.php?itemid=2743&catid=66&subcatid=417
[3] Tapp, Nicholas. (1996). Encyclopedia of World Cultures. In "Hmong.". Retrieved April 27, 2013 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-3458000794.html
[4] . (2003). Wise Geek. In what Should I Know about the Hmong Culture. Retrieved April 26, 2013, from http://www.wisegeek.com/what-should-i-know-about-the-hmong-culture.htm