233,000 in China (2004). Ethnic population: All Hmong in China: 8,950,000 (2000 census). Total users in all countries: 1,698,400.
Guangxi province: northwest; Guizhou province: south and southwest; Yunnan province: southeast and southwest.
5 (Developing). Language of recognized nationality: Miao.
Tonal, 7 tones.
All ages. Also use Mandarin Chinese [cmn].
Traditional religion, Christian.