Hmong and Native-American
I am Hmong and after reading the book, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by _insert author name here_, I think the Hmong and the Native-Americans are similar. They both are losing thier culture and language.
If a Native-American person said he has a lot of siblings, he is not only refering to his siblings born by the same parents but his father’s siblings, his grandfather’s siblings, his great grandfather’s siblings, and so on, basically everyone in his bloodline.
The Hmong people have only eighteen last names. If a person has the last name of another person, those two people will usually call each other family and cousins even if they never met before.
The Native-Amerian culture value and respect thier elderly. The younger generation would have to be “invited” into a conversation with an elderly. If a younger man talked to an elder before the elder had recognized him, it was considered disrespectful.