The Mnong or Munong (Vietnamese : Mơ-nông) are an ethnic group from Vietnam (92,451 in 1999) and Cambodia.
Mnong can be subdivided into three groups :
A number of Mnong live in the eastern Cambodian province of Mondulkiri.
Every group speaks a variant of the Mnong language, which is in the Bahnaric languages group of the Mon–Khmer language family.
Epics (Mnong language: Ot N'rong- Ot: telling by singing the poem, N'rong: old story) take an important part in Mnong people's life. Many of these epics, such as Ghu sok bon Tiăng, are quite long.
- N'Thu K'Nul, a Lao-Mnong person, a chieftain who established Bon Don, in Đắk Lắk Province- a famous elephant hunting and taming village. He caught a white elephant and gave it as a present to the Thai royal family in 1861, leading the king of Thailand to bestow upon him the name "Khunjunob" (literally "Elephant Hunting King")
- N'Trang Lơng, communist hero who led villagers against French colonizers
- Điểu Klung, epic teller
- Điểu Kâu, ethnologist