Language Scientific’s Hmong Translation Services

Language Scientific provides high quality Hmong translationservices, supplying technical, medical and scientific translation, localization and interpreting into and out of Hmong. We are a US-based language services company serving over 1,500 global corporations. Our specialization, focus, industry-leading quality management standards and customer-centered attitude have earned us the trust of many of the world’s best technology, engineering, biomedical and pharmaceutical companies.

Language Scientific has two divisions—Technical and Engineering Localization and Translation Services Division and Medical and Pharmaceutical Localization and Translation Services Division. Both groups provide a full range of Hmong language services including:

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Hmong Language Statistics/Facts:

Though Hmong may seem not popular at first sight, but has a rich history and various dialects spoken by millions of people. Hmong is part of the Miao language group. Hmong is a popular dialect in Asia and its historical and cultural background takes root from Chinese culture. About 3 million people from Guizhou, Sichuan, Guangxi, Yunnan, Thailand, Laos, French Guiana, the United States and northern Vietnam speak Hmong. Hmong has not obtained an official status in any country, and the number of Hmong native speakers is limited to several million people.

Hmong generally comes from the western part of China; however, it spread to the northern part of Asia due to historical reasons. Outside China, the Hmong speaking population makes only one million people, with most immigrating to the United States. There are 260,000 Hmong Americans. However, the Hmong language is currently in danger as less and less people use it in their everyday lives.

Hmong Dialects

White Hmong60% Hmong from the US, Laos, China, Vietnam, Thailand, etc.
Green/Blue Hmong40% Hmong from the US, Laos, China, Vietnam, Thailand, etc

Though there are two different dialects of Hmong, they are almost equally used by Hmong speakers all over the world. White Hmong differs from the Green Hmong in pronunciation only. However, White Hmong is easier to understand and is accent-free. Another interesting fact about the Hmong dialects is that the Vietnamese and Lao Hmong dialects differ in their naming: Hmong Do and Hmong Don (in Vietnam) and Hmong Daw and Mong Njua (in Laos).

Countries where Hmong is spoken:

  • Argentina
  • France
  • Laos
  • Vietnam
  • Australia
  • French Guiana
  • Thailand
  • China
  • Germany
  • United States

Hmong Speaking Country Data:

Country: People’s Republic of China

Capital: Beijing
Population: 1,379,302,771
Communist: President President Xi Jinping
Currency: Renminbi
GDP (ppp): $15,400
Unemployment: 4%
Government Type: Communist
Industries: China is the world’s largest exporter. Also leading producer of steel, coal, cement, farm-use chemical fertilizer and television sets. Focus on information technology, consumer products, toys, textiles, ship building, iron and steel, mining, manufacturing, construction and power (thermal, hydro, solar and nuclear).

Country: Thailand

Capital: The Kingdom of Thailand
Population: 68,414,135
Constitutional Monarchy: King WACHIRALONGKON Bodinthrathepphayawarangkun
Currency: Baht (฿)
GDP (ppp): $16,900
Unemployment: 0.9%
Government Type: Constitutional monarchy
Industries: Automobiles and automotive parts, finance, electric tools and components, tourism, computers, manufacturing, plastic commodities, agriculture, textiles.

Country: Vietnam

Capital: Hanoi
Population: 96,160,163
Civil Law System: President Trần Đại Quang
Currency: Dong
GDP (ppp): $1,910.51
Unemployment: 2.31%
Industries: Steel, coal, electricity, oil, clothing industry, farming industry, fishing industry

Hmong Language History

Along with Hmu and Kho Xyong, Hmong is included in the Miao group of languages that are connected with Yao dialects. Considering that bears no resemblance to other languages, it is important to stress that the entire group received a considerable impact from Chinese.

Hmong’s origin has always been under dispute. The first allusion to Hmong people can be found in 3rd century B.C. Those sources described numerous rebellions of Hmong people against Chinese oppressions. However, most of what we know today about Hmong has been retrieved from legends. It is believed that Hmong was first spoken in the central plains territories.

Wars with China and other Asian countries forced the Hmong people to move to the mountainous regions of Southeast Asia where they stayed until the 6th century. During this time, Hmong people managed to create own kingdom that existed for several hundred of years in the central provinces of China. Later, the Hmong Kingdom was demolished by the Chinese government.

During the last several centuries, Hmong people have managed to occupy territories of other countries like Vietnam, Thailand, Laos and even the United States.