There are 2 definitions of Yao in English:

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noun (plural same)

1A member of an East African people living to the east and south of Lake Nyasa.
2 [mass noun] The Bantu language of the Yao, with over a million speakers.

adjective

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Relating to the Yao or their language.

Origin

the local name.

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There are 2 definitions of Yao in English:

Yao2

Syllabification: Yao

noun (plural same)

1A member of a mountain-dwelling people of southern China.
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  • Farther north are the Makonde near the coast and the Yao near Lake Malawi.
  • Minority groups in this small, mountainous country include the Mon-Khmer, the Yao, and the Hmong.
  • Some other scholars have argued that it may have derived from a script used by a non-Chinese people living nearby, called the Yao.
2The language of the Yao.
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  • Five percent of the people speak Yao, and 30 percent speak Arabic.

adjective

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Relating to the Yao or their language.
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  • This Yao village is located at the foot of a mountain with a beautiful river zig-zagging around it.
  • Although the local government has built new houses at lower elevations for them, Yao people are more accustomed to living in high places.
  • It is also a very scenic route, with spectacular landscapes, vegetation, and historical ruins as well as typical Yao villages, temples, and other tourist attractions.

Origin

from Chinese Yáo, literally 'precious jade'.

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Word of the day salmanazar
Pronunciation: ˌsalməˈneɪzə
noun
a wine bottle twelve times the standard size...