\ ˈyau̇ \
plural Yao or Yaos

Definition of Yao

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : an aboriginal people inhabiting chiefly mountainous parts of southwestern China, northern Thailand, Laos, and Tonkin
b : a member of such people
2 : the language of the Yao people — see miao-yao
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plural Yao or Yaos

Definition of Yao (Entry 2 of 2)

1a : an African people living in the vicinity of Lake Nyasa, Central Africa
b : a member of such people
2 : a Bantu language of the Yao people

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“Yao.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Yao. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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