- Also Meo. a member of a diverse group of seminomadic farming people of the mountains of southeastern China and adjacent areas of Laos, North Vietnam, and Thailand.
- a Miao-Yao language spoken in parts of southern China and Southeast Asia.
Also called Hmong.
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My appetite, remarked Miao, is one that you could not easily satisfy.
Of the Miao, with its various sections, we know a good deal.Across China on Foot
Miao Chuang summoned the messengers and inquired the result of their efforts.
“It was like unto that of your deceased daughter, Miao Shan,” he replied.
Monastery inhabited by Immortals; Miao Shan goes to, 266 sq.