Hmong in French Guiana

Main Language
Largest Religion
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Introduction / History

As a result of the numerous wars waged against the Hmong during the Qing Dynasty, most of the survivors dispersed in several directions. For this reason, there is a Njua Hmong diaspora in many locations in East Asia. There is, surprisingly, one also in French Guiana.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Most Hmong Njua occupy the middle class in French Guiana. They own small businesses and restaurants. They work as teachers and as middle level administrators for the government. The Hmong, as a small minority, try to keep a low profile. They tend to marry within their group. The Hmong try to maintain their Southeast Asian language and culture. Some Hmong have been in Guiana for generations and consider themselves more French than Hmong.
The Hmong practice monogamy or one wife for each husband. Parents encourage their children to graduate from universities and enter the professions.

What Are Their Beliefs?

They are susceptible to being deceived by strong influential figures. One of their legends tells of a Hmong savior who will come and lead them into their own land where they will be left alone in peace.

What Are Their Needs?

Some Njua Hmong will listen to the truth while others will listen to deceivers. Getting them the word of God and praying they will make good decisions is the best approach.

Prayer Points

Pray that the Hmong people will have a spiritual hunger that will open their hearts to the King of kings.
Pray for workers who will share the good news and tell the Hmong how to follow the Lord.
Pray for a movement to Christ among all the Hmong Njua

Scripture Prayers for the Hmong in French Guiana.

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The Miao

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People Name General Hmong Njua
People Name in Country Hmong
Pronunciation mung JOO-ah
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
Population this Country 4,800
Population all Countries 783,000
Total Countries 10
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 5  (per
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 18495
ROP3 Code 114106
ROP25 Code 305438
ROP25 Name Miao / Hmong
Map of Hmong in French Guiana
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.20 %)
5.00 %
Ethnic Religions
85.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
10.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Primary Language Hmong Njua (4,800 speakers)
Language Code hnj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Hmong Njua (4,800 speakers)
Language Code hnj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Hmong Njua
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Map Source People Group location: Web research. Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map design: Joshua Project.  
Video Source Asia Harvest
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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