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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A group of culturally related peoples of southern China primarily speaking Hmong-Mien languages and varieties of Chinese.
  • noun Any of the Hmong-Mien languages spoken by the Yao.

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  • proper noun A Bantu language spoken in Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania in Africa, also known as waYao.
  • proper noun Same as Mien people of China

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Mandarin Yáozú, the Yao people.]

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