Hei-Miao

noun

Hei-Mi·​ao
ˈhāmēˈau̇
plural Hei-Miao or Hei-Miaos
1
: the principal division of the Miao peoples inhabiting the southeastern part of Kweichow province in southern China
2
: a member of the Hei-Miao

Word History

Etymology

Chinese (Pekingese) hei1 miao2, from hei1 black + miao2 sprouts, shoots, descendants

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“Hei-Miao.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hei-Miao. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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