Languages

Hmong Daw

Fact corner

  • Language: Hmong Daw
  • Alternate names:: Bai Miao, Banded Arm Hmong, Hmong Dleu, Hmong Qua Mpa, Meo Do, Meo Kao, Mong Do, Mong Trang, Pe Miao, Peh Miao, Striped Arm Hmong, Striped Hmong, White Hmong, White Lum, White Meo, White Miao
  • SIL-code: Ethnologue:mww
  • Language family: Hmong-Mien, Hmongic, Chuanqiandian
  • Number of speakers: 233,000
  • Script:

Introduction

Hmong Daw is a language of China. It is spoken in South and southwest Guizhou, northwest Guangxi, southeast and southwest Yunnan provinces. Also in France, Laos, Thailand, United States, Viet Nam. .

Dialects

Largely intelligible with Hmong Njua (See: Hmong Njua?), but sociolinguistic factors require separate literature for Hmong Daw.

The Hmong Daw Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitetɔ 8
to blowtshua 1
to breatheua 5-pa 5
to burnhlaɯ 3
to buymua 4
to chewsɔ 5
to choosesai 3
to climbnce 5
to comelɔ 4
to cookua 5-nɔ 2-ua 5-hau 7
to countʃua 3
to cryqua 2
to cut, hacktsia 3
to die, be deadtua 6
to digkhaɯ 1
to dreamua 5 mpau 5-sua 3
to drinkhau 7
to eatnɔ 2
to fallpɔŋ 1
to fearntʃhai 5
to flowntɯ 4
to flyja 5
to growhlɔ 1
to hearhnɔ 3
to hideʒai 7
to hitntau 7
to holdmua 1
to huntplɔ 1
to killtua 5
to know, be knowledgeablepau 1
to laughlua 6
to lie downpɯ 5
to live, be alivecia 2
to open, uncoverqhi 1
to plantcɔ 6
to pound, beatntau 7
to sayhai 7
to scratchkhaɯ 1
to seepɔ 8
to sewsaɯ 7
to shoottua 5
to sitʒau 8
to sleeptʃau 6-ʒɔ 6
to sniff, smellhnia 5
to spitnti 5
to splittu 5
to squeezenje 8
to stab, pierceŋkau 6
to standʃaɯ 3
to stealnjia 6
to suckntsai 7
to swellɔ 5
to swimua 5-lua 8-de 2
to thinksa 3
to throwpɔ 3
to tie up, fastenkhi 5
to turnle 8
to walkmu 4
to vomitntua 3
to workua 5
to yawnrua 5-hlɔ 5

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