There are 2 definitions of Mien in English:


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Pronunciation: /mjɛn


  • another term for Yao2.
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    • Jonsson provides an intriguing example of how local ethnicity and national integration are contested through sports competition and games among the Mien of northern Thailand.
    • They were ethnic Mien, fiercely independent ‘hill people’ who had been recruited by the CIA to fight the Communist insurgency in Laos and Vietnam, with the explicit promise of safe haven in America if they lost.
    • The differences and origins of the six tribes (Akha, Lisu, Karen, Hmong, Mien and Lahu) are well presented, both pictorially and in words in the introduction.

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There are 2 definitions of Mien in English:


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Pronunciation: /miːn



early 16th century: probably from French mine 'expression', influenced by obsolete demean 'bearing, demeanour' (from demean2).

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