Definition of Miao in English:


Syllabification: Mi·ao
Pronunciation: /mēˈou

noun (plural same) & adjective

Another term for Hmong.
More example sentences
  • For this season, autumn/winter 2003, the theme of the designs is the ‘Miao Hinterland’, inspired by the Miao nationality's traditional costumes.
  • These observations suggest that the Miao people may have more contact with the NEA.
  • Some Miao even migrated across the Chinese border into Vietnam, Laos, Kampuchea, Thailand, and Burma (Myanmar).


from Chinese Miáo, literally 'tribes'.

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