Question: How is the Hmong culture in the United States?

Where do Hmong people live in the USA?

States with the largest Hmong population include: California (86,989; 0.2%), Minnesota (63,619; 1.2%), Wisconsin (47,127; 0.8%), and North Carolina (10,433; 0.1%), Michigan (5,924; 0.1%), Colorado (4,530; 0.1%), Georgia (3,623; 0.03%), Alaska (3,534; 0.5%), Oklahoma (3,369; 0.1%), and Oregon (2,920; 0.1%).

What are some challenges the Hmong faced in the United States?

One of the major problems refugees face upon their arrival to this country is conflict with the US medical system. This conflict arises from misunderstanding and mistrust from both health professionals and refugee patients. With refugee children, misunderstandings can escalate.

What type of people are Hmong?

The Hmong are an ethnic group from the mountainous regions of China, Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand. Hmong are also one of the sub-groups of the Miao ethnicity in southern China. Many tribes are distinguished by the color and details of their clothing.

What do the Hmong believe in?

The Hmong religion is traditionally animist (animism is the belief in the spirit world and in the interconnectedness of all living things). At the center of Hmong culture is the Txiv Neeb, the shaman (literally, father/master of spirits). According to Hmong cosmology, the human body is the host for a number of souls.

What kind of food do Hmong eat?

The Hmong staple food is white rice, which is usually eaten with a variety of vegetables, hot pepper (often in the form of a Southeast Asian-inspired sauce) and boiled or fried meat if it is available. Sticky (glutinous) rice—either white or purple—is commonly served at gatherings and on other special occasions.

What is the Hmong secret war?

Thousands of Hmong soldiers fought secretly under the CIA in Laos during the Vietnam conflict. Hmong soldiers worked to protect the Ho Chi Min Trail, recover downed airmen and guard American bases. A peace agreement was signed in 1973, ending the Vietnam War.

How do you say hello in Hmong language?

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How do you greet someone in Hmong?

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