[Ads-l] Hmong preservation program in a California elementary school

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Mon Mar 6 02:00:19 UTC 2023

Thank you for that article. According to Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hmong_language), there are 8 million native speakers of Hmong. Surely what the reporter means is that the Hmong in the US do not have a strong path forward for maintaining their language in the US.

As an aside, there’s an IMHO engrossing read by Anne Fadiman about the Hmong in the US and the cultural gap they face: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Spirit_Catches_You_and_You_Fall_Down.

Benjamin Barrett (he/his/him)
Formerly of Seattle, WA

> On Mar 4, 2023, at 19:39, Mark Mandel <markamandel at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> Hmong is a ‘dying’ language – but it’s being preserved at this Fresno school
> <https://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/story/news/2023/02/13/hmong-is-a-dying-language-its-being-preserved-at-this-fresnoschool/69898842007/>
> Mark Mandel

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