Labeling the generations

In Minnesota, there are about 22,000 Hmong who are 18 to 34 years old, the group known as the millennial generation. In the Hmong community, however, the generations are marked less by age and cultural markers than by birthplace.

Hmong 1.0 Born in Laos

Hmong 1.5 Born in refugee camps

Hmong 2.0 Born in the United States

Source: Minnesota History Center, "We are Hmong Minnesota"