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Yao1

[you] /yaʊ/
noun
1.
Wade-Giles, Pinyin. a legendary emperor of China who, with his successor (Shun) was a paragon of good government.

Yao2

[you] /yaʊ/
noun, plural Yaos (especially collectively) Yao for 1.
1.
a member of an indigenous people of Malawi, Mozambique, and Tanzania.
2.
the Bantu language spoken by the Yao.
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