Hmong Njua in United States

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Introduction / History

The Hmong Njua are not the same ethnic group, nor do they speak the same language as the identically named Hmong in Thailand, Vietnam, and Laos. In their language, the same word is used for both green and blue. For this reason, the Green Hmong have been listed as Blue Hmong in many publications. In an attempt to simplify the situation some scholars have listed them by their autonym, Hmong Njua. Chinese sources use the names Qing Miao or Lu Miao to describe this group. Hmong Njua women's clothing in China is very similar to the clothing of the Hmong Leng group. In Vietnam, however, the Hmong Njua clothing style is very different. "All the clothing is made from heavily indigo-dyed hemp cloth with no embroidery. Both women and men wear knee-length trousers and a long jacket ... because of cold weather in Sa Pa."
As a result of the numerous wars waged against the Hmong during the Qing Dynasty, most of the survivors dispersed in several directions. The Hmong in Vietnam and Laos migrated from China at the end of the 1700s and the beginning of the 1800s. Over time linguistic differences have emerged.
In the 1970s and early 1980s, some came to the United States after the Vietnam War.

What Are Their Lives Like?

All Hmong groups, including the Hmong Njua subgroup, are well-established in the United States. The ones who were able to flee to Western countries were ones with money and valuable business skills.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Though they were traditionally animists, the Hmong in the United States are usually Christian. Whatever religious beliefs the younger generation grew up with, they are becoming secularized.

What Are Their Needs?

Although there are large Christian communities among the Hmong Njua in Vietnam, Thailand and the United States, their counterparts in China and French Guiana are unreached. The secular environment in the United States is sure to affect the younger Njua Hmong generation. They need to be introduced to Christ, most likely in the English language. Those who follow Christ can be used by the Lord as his ambassadors to those in places where they remain unreached like French Guiana.

Prayer Points

Pray for Hmong Njua Christian believers to go to the unreached in French Guiana.
Pray for the Lord to intervene in Hmong Njua families, calling people to his side and blessing them in every way.
Pray for their hearts to be drawn to the Lord of lords.

Scripture Prayers for the Hmong Njua in United States.


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People Name General Hmong Njua
People Name in Country Hmong Njua
Pronunciation Hmong-Juua
Population this Country 115,000
Population all Countries 773,000
Total Countries 10
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 2
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 4  (per
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Black Meo; Blue Meo; Blue Miao; Flowery Meo; Green Miao; H'mông (Mèo); Hmong Njua, (green); Hmong-Lao; Lu Miao; Miao; Miao Chuan; Miao Hwa; Miao, Green; Miao, Southern Hua; Qing Miao; White Meo
People ID 18495
ROP3 Code 114106
Country United States
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country United States
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
7.00 %
Ethnic Religions
93.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Primary Language Hmong Njua
Language Code hnj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Hmong Daw: Mong Leng
Primary Language Hmong Njua
Language Code hnj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Hmong Daw: Mong Leng
People Groups Speaking Hmong Njua

Primary Language:  Hmong Njua

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes
Bible-New Testament Yes
Bible-Complete Yes  (2000-2011)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
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