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You might be aware that Chinese isn’t a single language but rather a family of languages, with the members so different that they’re mutually unintelligible in speech (the writing isn’t identical either, but that’s beside the point). But China’s linguistic diversity doesn’t end there. The country is also jam-packed with Tibeto–Burman, Tai, and Hmong–Mien languages—among others—that are spoken by, in some cases, millions of people. In the case of Iu Mien, there are almost a million speakers across the world.

With an estimated count of 800,000 native speakers, Iu Mien is a large minority language in eastern Asia, with major expat communities also found in France and the United States. Since Iu Mien speakers are spread out across various countries, with no country of their own, Iu Mien is a minority language everywhere it’s spoken, which puts the language at risk, constantly fighting the pressures of bigger, more dominant languages. At, however, we believe in the value of Iu Mien, and we’re thrilled to present our new Iu Mien translation services today.

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A brief exploration of the Iu Mien language

China accounts for the largest proportion of Iu Mien speakers, with more than 530,000 native Iu Mien speakers living in the Chinese provinces of Hunan, Guangxi, Yunnan, Guangdong, Guizhou, and Jiangxi. Many more Iu Mien speakers reside in Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand, with major immigrant communities also established in the United States and France. The language is written in the Latin script, which helps standardize its orthography across the various countries it’s spoken, but unlike most tonal languages, which mark tone though diacritics (i.e., special marks on vowels), Iu Mien appends silent consonants to the end of each word to indicate the tone.

Iu Mien belongs to the Hmong–Mien family of languages, obviously inhabiting the Mienic side of the family. Like many of the other languages in mainland Southeast Asia, it’s tonal, exhibits almost no inflection, and almost exclusively consists of monosyllabic words. The basic word order is subject-verb-object, as in English and most of the languages in the region, but unlike in English, adjectives usually come after the noun, and question words like “where” usually come at the end of the sentence. Iu Mien is also full of contracted words, where two words are joined to form one by contracting the end of the first syllable. Since Iu Mien is so different from English, it’s not the easiest language to translate—but if you rely on our Iu Mien translators, who are native speakers, you have nothing to worry about.

We’re eager to help you with your Iu Mien translation project.

What are you looking for in your Iu Mien translation? We want to bring you the best Iu Mien translation services we can, so we’ve recruited skilled, experienced translators from all across China, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, France, and the US. Our translators speak different dialects of Iu Mien, so if you’re looking for a particular variety, simply let us know. And it doesn’t matter whether you’re spreading a message in Iu Mien to the rest of the world or tailoring your content for a Iu Mien audience, because we offer translation services both to and from the language.

Are you seeking translation services for academic purposes, such as a research survey or interview transcript? Maybe you work in the business sector and are looking for translation for your business plans or ad copy. Or perhaps you’re a creative looking for a new audience to tell your story, translating your book, poem, game, app, website, or other creative work to or from Iu Mien. Whatever you need, we’re here for you.

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