The Hmong language has two main dialects: White and Green Hmong. The difference between the two dialects, however, is not much more significant than the difference between American and British English. The Hmong language is one of a group of similar languages known as the Miao-Yao languages. In addition to being spoken by Hmong people in Vietnam, Burma, Thailand, and Laos, Hmong is spoken by a considerable number of Southern China's Miao minority. For many centuries, the Hmong language was based on oral communication only and produced no alphabet or written texts. During the early 1950s, a team of American and French linguist-missionaries endeavored to create a standardized system that could be written using the simplest typewriters and without having to make use of any elaborate markings or accents. Within a decade their system became very popular and has remained the most widely utilized system of Hmong writing to this day. If you want your Hmong translation to appear authentic to the eyes of your audience, Green Crescent Translations can help.