Yao

1 of 2

noun (1)

ˈyau̇
plural Yao or Yaos
1
a
: 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

Yao

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noun (2)

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plural Yao or Yaos
1
a
: 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 15 Jun. 2024.

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