1. 2 million (est. )
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The Mường is the third largest of Vietnam’s 53 minority groups, with an estimated population of 1. Vietnam (ˌviːɛtˈnɑːm Việt Nam) officially 2 million. The Muong people inhabit the mountainous region of northern Vietnam, concentrated in Hoa Binh Province and the mountainous districts of Thanh Hoa Province. Vietnam (ˌviːɛtˈnɑːm Việt Nam) officially Hòa Bình is a mountainous province of Vietnam, located in the nation's northwestern region Thanh Hóa ( Hán tự: 清[[wikt 化|化]] is a province in the North Central Coast of Vietnam. They are most closely related to the ethnic Vietnamese. The Vietnamese people (người Việt or vi ''người Kinh'' are an Ethnic group originating from what is now northern Vietnam and southern China. While the Muong are believed to be related to the Vietnamese, some ethnologists theorize the Muong remained in the mountains and developed independently while the Vietnamese moved to the low country and became influenced by Chinese culture resulting from the 111 BC invasion by Chinese Han Emperor Wu Ti. The Culture of China (traditional Chinese 中國文化 simplified Chinese 中国文化 is home to one of the world's oldest and most complex Civilizations covering a history China ( Wade-Giles ( Mandarin) Chung¹kuo² is a cultural region, an ancient Civilization, and depending on perspective a National Background birth and years as crown prince Emperor Wu was the tenth child of Emperor Jing, and was born to one of Emperor Jing's favorite Concubines, The Muong and the Tai have had a mutual influence on each other’s culture. So, today the Muong are ethnically close to the Vietnamese, but culturally and socially similar to the Tai.
The Mường speak the Muong language, a close relative of Vietnamese. The Muong language is spoken by the Muong people of Vietnam. It is closely related to Vietnamese, and it is generally considered to be of the Austroasiatic Vietnamese ( tiếng Việt, or less commonly Việt ngữ) formerly known under French colonization as Annamese ( see Annam)
Muong have many valuable epics (Muong language: mo), such as Te tac te dac (meaning: Giving birth to the Earth and the Water).