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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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In this particular case, however, it must be remembered that non-diasporic Hmong people in Thailand are important players.
THE breathtaking landscape created by imposing karst mountains and impressive terraced rice fields, together with the unique ethnic culture of the local Hmong people, has turned Vietnam's Ha Giang province into a magnet for tourists and travellers.
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Paris and Alim (2014) ask, "What are we seeking to sustain?" In the case of this article, we are seeking to sustain the history, culture, and language of the Hmong people. Historical, cultural, and linguistic reclamation begins with social studies education because Hmong people cannot learn what they are not taught or told; the mainstream K-12 Social Studies curricula render the Hmong invisible, and their narratives are largely absent (c.f.
her mother gave her gifts--fine embroidery she had spent hours in the hot sun making, little pieces of cloth carefully lined with flowery symbols and connected squares that told the history of the Hmong people, a lost story, a narrative sewn but no longer legible" (17).
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.
Hmong people of all ages are learning how to access online materials via sites such as YouTube and Facebook to rectify the scarcity of other forms of Hmong media.
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.
To explore "belonging" in the diasporic Hmong community, Nibbs investigated Hmong people's social connections with each other in the diaspora that occurred via modern technology and face to face, facilitated by modern transportation.
Dreams of the Hmong Kingdom: The Quest for Legitimation in French Indochina, 1850-1960 provides college-level readers with a scholarly discussion of the influence of French colonialism and Hmong leadership on the Hmong people's political and social structure, and is a recommendation for those studying either the general subject of colonialism or Hmong culture in particular.
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.
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. Hmong lived in China, Vietnam, and Laos, often negotiating with the French to maintain political autonomy amid a land of emerging nation-states, nationalist movements, and competing ideologies.