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Miao

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

[Mandarin miáo.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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That this subgroup can remain resilient "should be celebrated as part of the DNA that has kept Hmong people and their culture alive," he writes.
Disgruntled Korean War veteran and widower Walt Kowalski is openly prejudiced, and doesn't hold back when a family of Hmong people move into his increasingly multicultural neighbourhood.
He, himself, is an extraordinary example of an extraordinary people and "A World Without Boundaries" is an extraordinary account of the Hmong people in America which should be a part of every community and academic library collection in the country for the benefit of present and future generations of readers.
This dearth of knowledge on the Hmong people was also a motivation to study them for I learned a great deal in my eighteen months in Thailand.
Drawing upon a wealth of oral interviews conducted in the United States, France, and Southeast Asia, as well as information from French archival documents, Dreams of the Hmong Kingdom: The Quest for Legitimation in French Indochina, 1850-1960 is a detailed study of the interplay between French colonial authority and the Hmong people.
Crucially, despite the great importance of ethnic solidarity nurtured by virtually all Hmong people, conversion has ripped apart many families, clans, and communities.
As of 2010, 260,000 Hmong people were living in the United States, according to the census data.
The Hmong, even in this country, still function as communal people with elders or community leaders giving guidance and assist with disputes among the Hmong people," Vang said.
The playful interaction of a few young Hmong people walking along the beach, offset by a simple strip of wintery blue Lake Michigan, provokes our initial interest in these people, their relationships, and the space they inhabit.
And the Hmong people are at the center of that history.
emphasize the Hmong people living in Laos since the end of the Vietnam War, but also consider populations living throughout Southeast Asia, including southern China, and those who have migrated to the Americas, Australia, and Europe.