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Online Tool Launched to Preserve Hmong Language

Posted April 5th, 2012 at 5:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Almost every day, Chue Her sits down at his computer, pulls out his Hmong-English dictionary and starts typing 10 to 20 words into an online translator. He hopes his contribution to Microsoft’s translation project will be the key to reviving the Hmong language that he worries is disappearing. “I believe if we don’t have the […]

Vietnam Jails 8 Ethnic Hmong for Unrest

Posted March 14th, 2012 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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A court in northwestern Vietnam has sent eight ethnic Hmong tribesmen to prison for up to 30 months, for what the government describes as disturbing social order and inciting separatist unrest last year. Supporters say the minority Christian defendants were participating in a religious convocation. The official Vietnam News Agency, in a report Wednesday, described […]

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