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Borrowed from a Tai language. Compare mường (“mountain village”), Muong mường (“Mường; village; mountain village”), Lao ເມືອງ (mư̄ang), Lü ᦵᦙᦲᧂ (mə᷆ng), ᨾᩮᩥ᩠ᨦ, Shan မိူင်း (móeng), Tai Dam ꪹꪣꪉ (mứang), Thai เมือง (mʉʉang), Zhuang mwngh.
- the Muong people, a minority ethnic group in mountainous regions of Vietnam
- (linguistics) the name of the various dialects, which is closely related to the Vietnamese language, spoken by the Muong people