Muong

Muong

 

a people living in the foothills of the Annamese Cordillera in central and southern regions of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. Population, approximately 500,000 (1970, estimate). In their origins and language, the Muong are closely related to the Vietnamese, from whom they differ in their material culture (bamboo huts on piles, stitched-together skirts worn by women). The religion of the Muong consists of ancestor worship and belief in various spirits. Their chief occupation is rice cultivation.

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As village communities must have developed prior to any larger political groupings, larger entities--whether muong, kingdoms, or modern states--must in certain fundamental ways accept and acknowledge the importance of village autonomy and self-reliance so long as the village remains an important unit of social organization.
In Muong Te District of Lai Chau Province, two girls reportedly were raped by government officials or militia to punish their families for adhering to Protestantism.
Muong Sakhorn, chief of the intelligence bureau of the armed forces, were arrested at the Defense Ministry, Defense Minister Tea Banh said.
In 2017, particularly severe flash floods and landslides occurred in Muong La district (northern Son La province); Mu Cang Chai district (northern Yen Bai province); Tan Lac and Da Bac districts and Hoa Binh city (northern Hoa Binh province); Bac TraMy and Nam Tra My districts (central Quang Nam province); and Cho Moi district (the Mekong Delta province of An Giang).
Oral district governor Muong Thy said authorities tried to resolve the issue between both parties yesterday, but could not reach a compromise.
Ethnic groups (2003): 54 groups including Vietnamese (Kinh) (85.73%), Tay (1.97%), Thai (1.79%), Muong (1.52%), Khmer (1.37%), Chinese (1.13%), Nung (1.13%), Hmong (1.11%).
The excellent 2005 travelogue video called "Moos Theeb Moos Laim" (Muong Theng Muong Lai), previously mentioned, also pays visit to relics of the French defeat in Dien Bien Phu while also occasionally urging viewers and the Hmong the narrator/producer met during his trip to Vietnam to love each other, not to forget their shared Hmong identity and destiny as a transnational minority.
Armed Chinese police from Yunnan Province, southwestern China, and Vietnamese forces exchanged fire when the Chinese personnel crossed into the Muong Khuong district in Lao Kai while tracking a criminal gang, the sources said quoting information from China.
Our province has gradually invested in the upgrading of cultural infrastructure such as the Center for competition and the provincial sport and physical training center, The provincial square serves the 130th anniversary of the founding of the province, the 25th anniversary of the re-establishment of the province, and the second Muong festival in Hoa Binh province.
Muong Chanthavy, who worked with Momsoksivutha making wedding invitations, said police rarely patrolled the neighbourhood.
Conversion was initially confined to the Kinh (ethnic Vietnamese) population in the delta--with the possible exception of some among the 'Muong', then still a fuzzy category used mostly to designate an unspecified number of non-Kinh groups in the western part of the delta.
In the fall of 1479, Dai Viet, with a force claimed by Vietnamese sources to number 180,000, launched invasions into Muong Phuan (which they called Bon Man) and Lan Sang.