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noun, plural Mi·aos, (especially collectively) Mi·ao for 1.
  1. 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.
  2. a Miao-Yao language spoken in parts of southern China and Southeast Asia.
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Also called Hmong.
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Historical Examples

  • My appetite, remarked Miao, is one that you could not easily satisfy.

    Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio (Volumes I and II)

    Songling Pu

  • Of the Miao, with its various sections, we know a good deal.

  • 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.