Hmong Daw in France

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The Hmong Daw (called "White Miao" by the Chinese) take their name from the traditional color of their women's skirts. However, "In many locations in China the Hmong Daw have adopted the dialect and clothing styles of other Hmong groups, most notably the Light Hmong [Hmong Leng] but in more remote areas ... the dialect is still very strong and 'pure.'"


The Hmong Daw are scattered throughout southern China and Southeast Asia as a result of Chinese military attacks. The conventional method of these wars was to besiege the Hmong [Miao] from three sides, leaving only mountains to the west open to escape. "The defeated Miao retreated through the hills ... relying on their matchless climbing skills. This explains a Miao inclination to describe the west as a desirable destination." A traditional Hmong rhyme says, "Over the western mountains of ten thousand cloud-capped crags and over the cliff, will be a paradise; over the peaks will be flourishing life."


Hmong Daw women are skilled embroiderers. Mothers teach their daughters these skills at an early age.


For centuries the Hmong Daw were animists, living in fear of the spirits around them. Few Hmong Daw in China had heard the gospel, although many churches were established among their relatives in Thailand and Laos. In 1993 an old Hmong Daw man heard his language being spoken while tuning his radio. Soon thousands of Hmong Daw were listening to the gospel broadcasts daily, learning about Christ and the path of salvation. After a few months, 18 villages in southern China turned en masse to Christ. Thousands of people reported receiving a "new heart."


In 1919 missionary Gladstone Porteous wrote, "Quite recently the White Miao [Hmong Daw] have shown interest in the Gospel. ... [They asked] for an evangelist to go with them, and help them to burn up their objects of demon worship and teach them the Gospel." Radio broadcasts have proven to be a highly effective tool for evangelizing the Hmong Daw. In the mid-1950s hundreds of Hmong Daw in Laos came to Christ as a result of radio broadcasts. The recent "radio revival" has been fueled by the delivery of Bibles in their language.

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Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-04-23
People Name General Hmong Daw
People Name in Country Hmong Daw
Pronunciation Hmong-Doh
Population this Country 11,000
Population all Countries 2,124,000
Total Countries 7
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 2
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 4  (per
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Bai Hmong; Bai Miao; Guiyang Southern; Hmong; H'mông (Mèo); Hmong Daw, (white); Hmong Der; Hmong Qua Mpa; Hmu; Lao-Soung; Man Trang; Meo Do; Meo Kao; Meo Trang/Kao; Miao; Mieu Toc; Mong; Peh Miao; Southern Guiyang; Striped Hmong; Striped Miao; White Hmong; White Lum; White Meo; White Miao
People ID 12112
ROP3 Code 103844
Country France
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country France
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Language Hmong Daw
Language Code mww   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Hmong Daw
Language Code mww   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Hmong Daw

Primary Language:  Hmong Daw

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1922-1984)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1975-1984)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1997-2011)
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hmong Daw
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Gospel resources links
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Hmong Daw
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Hmong Daw
Text / Printed Matter Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.50 %)
10.00 %
Ethnic Religions
90.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
5.0 %
Roman Catholic
95.0 %
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