People Group Profiles

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Hmong, Njua of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 110,830

ROP3 Code: 114106
IMB Affinity Group: Southeast Asian Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Southeast Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Miao / Hmong
Language: Hmong Njua - (hnj)
Religion: Ethnic Religions
Country of Origin: Laos

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Copyright © Operation China, Paul Hattaway

Majority Located Where

  Hickory-Morganton-Lenoir, NC - 15,000

  Madison, WI - 2,990

  Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA - 2,240

  Modesto, CA - 2,240

  Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA - 1,710

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Brief Profile

The Hmong, also known as Mong, are a people group from Southeast Asia, most notably from Thailand, Vietnam and Laos. In North America, the Hmong are subdivided into two distinct dialect speaking peoples: the Njua Hmong and the White (Daw) Hmong.

Due to persecution and war, hundreds of thousands of Hmong refugees have fled their homelands to seek political asylum. They fled in two waves: one during the 1970s and the other since 2004.

In North America, Hmong have faced many challenges: to name a few, lack of education, poverty, gang violence, and race relations. They also continue to stay in contact with Hmong people still residing Southeast Asia. Moreover, they serve as a voice for those still under persecution.

Many Hmong, upon entering North America, converted to Christianity. However, subsequent generations have often waivered in living out their Christian faith, and consequently sometimes are in name only Christian.

Prayer Points

  • Pray Hmong will have both their spiritual and needs met: including their needs for education, escaping poverty, and gangs becoming Christians.
  • Pray Hmong will experience revival and renewal in order to spread the Gospel message to the least reached people groups.
  • Pray God will call Hmong to cross their own culture and and minister among the least reached people groups.

Learning Resources

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Other Resources

Prayer Guide for Unreached Peoples
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Online Talking Bible - Hmong Njua
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Prayer Guide using the GOSPELS acronym
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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesHickoryHickory-Morganton-LenoirNC15,000
United StatesMadisonMadisonWI2,990
United StatesTustinLos Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimCA2,240
United StatesModestoModestoCA2,240
United StatesRentonSeattle-Tacoma-BellevueWA1,710
United StatesLeolaLancasterPA860
United StatesPlainfieldChicago-Naperville-ElginIL620
United StatesPlanoDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX360
CanadaVancouverVancouver (Surrey)BC200