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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Mung
Green gram, a kind of legume (pulse) (Vigna radiata syn. Phaseolus aureus, syn. Phaseolus Mungo), grown for food in British India; called also gram mung bean Chinese mung bean, and green-seeded mung bean. It is an erect, bushy annual producing edible green or yellow seeds, and edible pods and young sprouts.

Etymology: Hind. mūng

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Seed of the mung bean plant used for food
  2. Erect bushy annual widely cultivated in warm regions of India and Indonesia and United States for forage and especially its edible seeds; chief source of bean sprouts used in Chinese cookery; sometimes placed in genus Phaseolus
  3. Seed of the mung bean plant; used for food

From Tamil முங்கு (muṅku), from Sanskrit मुद्ग (mudga).

  1. A type of small bean.
  2. The mung bean, cultivated for its sprouts, Vigna radiata or Phaseolus aureus.

Possibly from Mash Until No Good, or a self referencing (recursive) acronym, Mung Until No Good. Rumored to have originated from one of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology computer groups in the 1970s or 1980s.

    mung was also found in the following language(s): Amanab

    Notable Persons Named Mung

    Mung Chiang is a in the fields of electrical engineering and computer science. Mung was born in 1977 in China.


    Mung Htoi Aung is an athlete for the Chin United F.C.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Mung

    Yoyo Mung is an actor. She has had major accomplishments since 1994. Yoyo was born on August 3rd, 1973 in Hong Kong.



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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Mung U.S.
      White 2.40% 64.26%
      African American 0.00% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 93.09% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 2.10% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 1.80% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Mung

    People with the last name Mung are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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    Fun Facts about the name Mung

    • How Popular is the name Mung? Mung is the 42,225th most popular name of all time. As a last name Mung was the 60,505th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Mung have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 69 babies born with the first name Mung in the United States. That's more than enough people named Mung to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Mung? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2011 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
    • When was Mung first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Mung is Monday, November 23rd, 1896.
    • What year had the most people named Mung born? The highest recorded use of the first name Mung was in 2014 with a total of 12 babies.
    • Random Mung Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Mung is not a popular baby boy's name in Oklahoma. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Oklahoma have the same name as you in 2013.
    • Weird things about the name Mung: Your name in reverse order is Gnum. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mnug. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Mung? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 333 people with the last name Mung.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Mung? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Mung as their last name since less than 1 person in 909k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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