Miao

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Miao

 (myou′)
n. pl. Miao or Miaos Often Offensive
Hmong.

[Mandarin miáo.]
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Noun1.Miao - a people living traditionally in mountain villages in southern China and adjacent areas of Vietnam and Laos and Thailand; many have emigrated to the United States
Asian, Asiatic - a native or inhabitant of Asia
2.Miao - a language of uncertain affiliation spoken by the Hmong
natural language, tongue - a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language
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O Ken Pyatt, MIAOs deputy director of operations, said he was surprised by how dramatic the show turned out to be.
And in the background, instead of a forlorn group of catamites and fornicators caught among sharp-beaked birds, there's a troupe of Miaos sliding down a parrot-and-penguin slippery dip and frolicking in a pond.
Unlike his last show at Walsh Gallery, "H2O: A Study of Western Art History" (2007), which attempted to reflect the art of Europe's past in a drop of water, a basic element found almost anywhere, Beijing artist Miao Xiaochun's "Microcosm" (through September 1) is dedicated to a single masterpiece, Hieronymus Bosch's fifteenth-century triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights, among whose innumerable pastiches is now to be counted a version in Eastern techno drag.
Apropos his 2006 version of Michelangelo's Last Judgment, comprised entirely of identical clones of the artist, Miao argues that "the [Christian] distinctions .
Instead, large numbers of Miaos had to leave their homeland and were exiled to Yunnan and Southeast Asia.
Their language and clothing are not different from those of Han people, and they are not mixed with the 'unshaven' Miaos.
According to this theory, the Miaos were the oldest residents on the land of China, who were later forced to move to the South when expelled by the forces of Huangdi and Yandi.
Later ethnologists Lin Chunsheng and Rui Yifu pointed out two reasons in their A Survey Report on Miaos in Western Hunan: the first reason was the tendency among the literati since the Song dynasty to associate "Miao" with "Sanmiao"; the second reason was the influence of Japanese historians.