Nyiakeng Puachue Hmong
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Nyiakeng Puachue Hmong
Nyiakeng Puachue Hmong
Nyiakeng Puachue Script Sample.svg
LanguagesWhite Hmong, Green Hmong
CreatorChervang Kong
ISO 15924Hmnp, 451
Unicode alias
Nyiakeng Puachue Hmong

Nyiakeng Puachue Hmong (Hmong) is an alphabet script devised for White Hmong and Green Hmong in the 1980s by Reverend Chervang Kong for use within his United Christians Liberty Evangelical Church.[1] The church, which moved around California, Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Colorado, and many other states, has used the script in printed material and videos.[2][1] It is reported to have some use in Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, France, and Australia.[1]

The script bears strong resemblance to Thai script in structure and form and characters inspired from the Hebrew alphabet, although the characters themselves are different.[1] It contains 36 consonant characters, 9 vowel characters, and 7 combining tone characters.[1] There are also 5 characters for determinatives used to

indicate that the preceding noun is the name of a person, place, thing, vertebrate or invertebrate animal, or a pet name for the animal. Determinatives are not pronounced, but help distinguish homophones. They appear as the last character in a word, and are not separated by a space.[3]

The script is also called Hmong Kong Hmong, Pa Dao Hmong (also the name of a different Hmong script), and 'the Chervang script', after its inventor.[1]


Nyiakeng Puachue Hmong script was added to the Unicode Standard on March 5, 2019 with the release of version 12.0.

The Unicode block for Nyiakeng Puachue Hmong is U+1E100-U+1E14F:

Nyiakeng Puachue Hmong[1][2]
Official Unicode Consortium code chart (PDF)
  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
U+1E10x 𞄀 𞄁 𞄂 𞄃 𞄄 𞄅 𞄆 𞄇 𞄈 𞄉 𞄊 𞄋 𞄌 𞄍 𞄎 𞄏
U+1E11x 𞄐 𞄑 𞄒 𞄓 𞄔 𞄕 𞄖 𞄗 𞄘 𞄙 𞄚 𞄛 𞄜 𞄝 𞄞 𞄟
U+1E12x 𞄠 𞄡 𞄢 𞄣 𞄤 𞄥 𞄦 𞄧 𞄨 𞄩 𞄪 𞄫 𞄬
U+1E13x 𞄰 𞄱 𞄲 𞄳 𞄴 𞄵 𞄶 𞄷 𞄸 𞄹 𞄺 𞄻 𞄼 𞄽
U+1E14x 𞅀 𞅁 𞅂 𞅃 𞅄 𞅅 𞅆 𞅇 𞅈 𞅉 𞅎 𞅏
1.^ As of Unicode version 13.0
2.^ Grey areas indicate non-assigned code points


  1. ^ a b c d e f Everson, Michael (2017-02-15). "L2/17-002R3: Proposal to encode the Nyiakeng Puachue Hmong" (PDF).
  2. ^ Ian James & Mattias Persson. "New Hmong Script". Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ "Chapter 16.12: Nyiakeng Puachue Hmong" (PDF). The Unicode Standard. Unicode, Inc. March 2019.

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