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For this postings. most images drawn from people outside China. Nevertheless these tribes have larger number of them living in China. The reason for doing so is, these minority tribes residing in China have over-married the Han Chinese. Hence it is very rare for them to be blond.
The Hmong are called Miao in Chinese. They live primarily in southern China, in the provinces of Guizhou, Hunan, Yunnan, Sichuan, Guangxi, Hainan, Guangdong, and Hubei. Some members of the Miao sub-groups, most notably Hmong people, have migrated out of China into Southeast Asia (northern Vietnam, Laos, Burma (Myanmar) and Thailand). Following the communist takeover of Laos in 1975, a large group of Hmong refugees resettled in several Western nations, such as the United States, France, Australia, and elsewhere. Their demographics are as below.
China: 9.6 millions
Vietnam: 787,604 (1999)
Laos: 460,000 (2005)
France: 13,000 (including 3,000 in French Guiana)
United States: 209,866 (2006)
Thailand: 151,080 (2002)
According to Chinese legend, the Miao who descended from the Jiuli tribe led by Chiyou (Chinese: 蚩尤 pinyin: Chīyóu) were defeated at the Battle of Zhuolu (Chinese: 涿鹿 pinyin: Zhuōlù, a defunct prefecture on the border of present provinces of Hebei and Liaoning) by the military coalition of Huang Di (Chinese: 黃帝 pinyin: Huángdì) and Yan Di, leaders of the Huaxia (Chinese: 華夏 pinyin: Huáxià) tribe as the two tribes struggled for supremacy of the Yellow River valley.
|Hmong original homeland.|
The Chinese have a lot of Hmong blood.
It is rare to find blond Hmong people in China as they inter mixed with Han Chinese. The blond Hmong people are found mostly in isolated hill areas of South East Asia. Nevertheless, most Hmong have black hair.
The Hmong languages are deemed as a language group by itself by western linguist. Chinese linguist classified them under Sino-Tibetan. Numbers 1-10 in Hmong as below
Numbers 1 – 10 in Hmong
5. ntsib she
|Beautiful Black Hmong girl in North West Vietnam [Source]|
|The Hmong support themselves with their small vegetable gardens here along various rivers in the forestry nearby Vang Vieng, Vietnam [Source]|
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The demographics of Mongols are as below.
There are more mongols in China than Mongolia. The Mongols in China are assimilated and mixed with Han Chinese, it is very rare for them to have blond hair. Blond mongols is also rare in outer Mongolia, but there still more prevalent compared to China.
The Mongols speak an Altaic language. They are a distinct language group compare with Sino-Tibetan spoken by the Han Chinese. The Mongolian numbers as below.
1 - neg
2 - hoyor
3 - guraw
4 - doruw
5 - tav
6 - zurgaa
7 - doloo
8 - naym
9 - yes
10 - araw
Blue eyes Mongol [Source]