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  Yao people - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
There are also many Yao living in the United States, mainly refugees from the highlands of Laos who speak the Iu Mien language.
A group of 61,000 people on the island of Hainan speak the Yao language Kim Mun, but see themselves as Miao (Hmong), and they are also officially kategorized as Miao by the Chinese Government.
Officialy illiteracy and semi-literacy among the Yao in China still stands at 40.6%, as of 2002.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Yao_people   (675 words)

 The Yao ethnic
The thickly forested Jianghua Yao Autonomous County in Hunan is renowned as the "home of Chinese firs." The places inhabited by the Yaos also abound in indigo, edible funguses, bamboo shoots, sweet grass, mushrooms, honey, dye yam, jute and medical herbs.
The third type, engaged in by a tiny percentage of the Yao population, was the primitive "slash-and-burn" cultivation.
The Yao Autonomous County of Bama in Guangxi today used to be the base area of the 7th Red Army commanded by Deng Xiaoping in the 1930s.
www.angelfire.com /ca6/tomswebpage/YaoEthnic.html   (2433 words)

 Yao - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Yao (Africa), the waYao people of southern Africa and their language
The Yao people of China and southeast Asia
Yao Wenyuan, a member of the Gang of Four
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Yao   (136 words)

 China Ethnic Minority: Yao People
The Yao ethnic group, with a population of 2.13 million, is mainly scattered in the mountain areas in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Hunan, Yunnan, Guangdong, Guizhou and Jiangxi provinces.
During the Shang and Zhou dynasties, the Yao's forebears began to establish a kingdom along the lower reaches of the Yangtze River.
Yao people use the song to recount their history, tell legends about the creation of heaven and the earth, express their feelings, ask meaningful questions or tell humorous stories.
www.travelchinaguide.com /intro/nationality/yao   (997 words)

 Rocks & Minerals: The mystic mimetite location of Liannan Yao Autonomous County   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Unlike other areas of China, the number of Han people (elsewhere the majority Chinese) is less than the Yao people (elsewhere the minority Chinese), and in 1951 the central Chinese government authorized this region as a Yao self-governed county.
The Yao of Liannan are dominated by the Bai-Yao and the Guoshan-Yao.
Yao's traditional costumes are colorful and different from those of the Han people.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0GDX/is_1_80/ai_n8691766   (1466 words)

 What's Iu-Mien?
Yao, which derived from the 'Iu' in Iu Mien, first appears as a name for the group in an account of the Man “barbarians” living along the Hunan-Guizhou border written about a century before the founding of Chiang Mai.
The Iu Mien ritual center is the household altar, This faces the front door of the house, which opens away from the mountain and is used only on ritual occasions, such as when spirits are honored, when brides enter the household, or when the bodies of the dead depart.
The Iu Mien or Yao is known by Thai people as one of the many "hill tribes" in Thailand.
www.angelfire.com /ca6/tomswebpage/Mien.html   (1889 words)

 Chinese History - Yao, Shun, and Yu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The people we're concerned with tonight are three men who were forever after looked up to as models of how an emperor ought to be.
Yao is considered to be the dawn of authentic history, and his reign is believed to have fallen sometime around 2400 or so BCE.
Given the circumstances you can't really blame Yao for putting the guy through a test first, but after Yu Shun married two of Yao's daughters and handled the governance of several parts of the country very well, Yao was happy.
www.megaloceros.net /hist3.htm   (1557 words)

 Mission to the Yao > Home Page
It is the storied origin of the people who have received their name from this mountain.
Still seen as the birth place of the Yao, the mountain highlands of western Niassa are the center of the Yao in Mozambique.
This region, being an isolated, remote area of Mozambique, continues to be one of the forgotten areas of the country.
www.yaomission.org   (256 words)

 A NEW CORNERSTONE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Of the 250,000 Mozambican Yao speakers, 90 percent follow the religion of their parents‹a combination of ancestor worship and Islam.
But LSA plans to continue bringing the chief Cornerstone to remote villages until the Yao are equipped to build this new foundation on their own.
LSA is fighting for the souls of the Yao people.
home.ccci.org /wwc/1997/corner.html   (1438 words)

 The Unreached Peoples Prayer Profiles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Yao have their own language, Mein, but it is only spoken by about half of the population.
Yao men usually wear a short, side-buttoned jacket with dark blue, loose-fitting trousers; a fl skullcap; and a wide sash tied around the waist.
Although agriculture is the chief activity of the Yao, they often cannot produce enough of the staple foods, such as rice, to feed all the people.
www.ksafe.com /profiles/p_code4/360.html   (811 words)

 Yao - Ethnos - Books about the Yao People
The Yao are mostly Buddhists, Taoists or ancestor worshippers.
There are around 60,000 Yao in Thailand, where they are one of the six main hill tribes.
The Yao: The Mien and Mun Yao in China, Vietnam, Laos and Thailand
www.almudo.com /ethnos/Yao.htm   (148 words)

 China Source
Yao in Guangxi and Guangdong caught on to this during the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368-1911).
Yao practice traditional medicine and have established the Daqing Dekun Hospital of Traditional Yao Medicine in Heilongjiang Province.
In Thailand in the early 1980s, Yao sold many of these paintings because of hunger, but not before the paintings were first "desacralized." They believe that the power of the paintings lies in the spirit.
www.chsource.org /Yao.htm   (634 words)

 Yao Ming Height - Ming's
Yao was 7-5 1/2 barefoot before he was drafted, it was rounded down to 7-5 on his draft listing BECAUSE he chose to be listed without shoes on, strange policy but that is how they do it, YES it shuts up all the people who keep wrongly sticking to the claim he is "really 7-5".......
So now people ASSUME Kareem is 7-2 with shoes on, since that's the assumption for all players now, and because he was listed at 7-2, some people probably think he is like 7 feet even, yet he was almost 7-4 and would be still if he has not shrunk.
Yao was then given one and one/fourth inches of height, to 7'6 1/4" for his "floor height", which is then dropped to 7'6".
www.celebheights.com /s/Yao-Ming-1526.html   (17192 words)

 SI.com - SI Players - First Person: Dinner At Yao's - Tuesday March 8, 2005 11:32AM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Yao Ming's parents opened the 100-table Yao Restaurant and Bar in a west Houston strip mall late last month.
(Yao's mother, Fang Feng Di, is 6'3"; his father, Yao Zhi Yuan, is 6'7".) The doorway is nine feet high, the table and chairs are supersized, and large plush recliners sit opposite a 42-inch flat-screen TV.
Yao leaves the table and sits in a recliner.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /2005/players/03/07/first_person0314   (623 words)

 Yao People   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Yao women are known for their phenomenal strength.
Besides twirling parasols while the men blow reed instruments, and otherwise making merry around the fire as you see here, they play a game with a bamboo pole around three inches in diameter and ten feet long (roughly 7or 8cm x 3m).
This was a source of some satisfaction, because to draw a match with them is unusual regardless of weight advantage.
www.watertravel.com /yao1.htm   (133 words)

 JMU - Every superhero has his sidekick
While Pine was selected as Yao's interpreter for his language skills and knowledge of basketball, his good nature is just as essential.
Yao Mania is alive and well in Houston, and Pine has found that celebrity is catching.
The NBA life is "grueling," he says, "with not a lot of time to build new relationships." While he doesn't mind it, he knows that as Yao's English improves, his days at the job are numbered.
www.jmu.edu /montpelier/2003Spring/EverySuperhero.shtml   (1270 words)

 Matthew Yglesias: Yao and Ewing
Yao's development -- or lack thereof -- may prove to be the highlight of Van Gundy's tenure in Houston.
The "problem" with Yao is that people said Yao was going to be the next Shaq only with better free throw, and everyone wants Yao to be the next Shaq only with better free throw shooting.
Understandably, people with solid offensive talents (a) didn't want to guard him, and (b) didn't want to be compared to him, which I think pushed people to want to be classified as centers.
yglesias.typepad.com /matthew/2005/12/yao_and_ewing.html   (4412 words)

 China's People Groups
The Yao live in mountain communities scattered over southern China.
Yao women learn the art of embroidery at six or seven.
Some of these trials include jumping onto a mattress from a high platform, walking on hot coals, climbing a ladder of knifes and retrieving objects out of hot oil.
easia.imb.org /peopleplaces/upg/yao.htm   (154 words)

 Liuzhou People
By far the largest minority in Liuzhou (and in Guangxi) are the Zhuang people.
The Miao minority people are widely scattered but live in small groups throughout Guizhou, Guangxi, Yunnan, Hunan, Sichuan, Guangdong, Hubei etc. The Miao have a long history of music and dance, especially the ‘Lusheng’ (Reed Pipe) dance which demands great skill.
In Jinxiu Yao Autonomous County, near Liuzhou, lives a group of Yao minority people, who follow ancient Yao traditions and customs.
www.liuzhou.co.uk /liuzhou/people.htm   (451 words)

 USCPFA Center for Teaching About China (CTAC) Costumes Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Most of the Jinou people live in the Jinou Administrative district in Jinghong county in Xu-shuang-banna Province, in the southeast sector of China.
Most of the Bai people are rice farmers living in the high plains of Yunan Province, in southwest China, near the country of Burma.
The people raise fruit and grow wheat, cotton and rice with the assistance of irrigation.
www.uscpfa.org /ctaccostume.html   (3788 words)

 Koyao Island Resort, Thailand - The unusual alternative in Southern Thailand
Koh Yao Noi is under the influence of monsoon winds blowing half year from the West and half year from the East.
Koh Yao Noi, with 4000 inhabitants, is one of the largest islands surrounding Phuket.
Today's inhabitants of Koh Yao Noi are certainly related to these sea gypsies, but the main historical evidence show that ancestors of Koh Yao people migrated from the East cost of the Malay Peninsula about two centuries ago and did settle both on Koh Yao Noi and Koh Yao Yai.
www.koyao.com /culture.htm   (572 words)

 Foundation For Endangered Languages Newsletter 19
Undercounting of Indigenous people in the 1996 Census, together with an 8% greater number of respondents saying they know an Indigenous language than saying they speak it at home, suggests that there may actually be in the order of 55,000 speakers of Indigenous languages in Australia.
Their language, now spoken by a few thousand people, is the last survivor closely related to Muisca, the speech of the Chibcha people whose domains in the northern Andes were conquered by the Spanish in the 1530s.
When the story of Colombia’s indigenous Uwa people first hit the world stage, it was an all too familiar tragic tale: a ruthless multinational oil company invades the homeland of a traditional culture, threatening their way of life and the fragile ecosystem.
www.ogmios.org /194.htm   (7692 words)

As you know the Yao people are a minority group living in the mountains of China, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Three of these countries are closed to Western missionaries; the Yao do not all speak the same language, and they area live in is spread over several thousand square miles.
I thank you for your prayers and support, and when the Yao come to know Christ, God will be truly glorified, because there is no way that the small part we have played could make so much of a difference.
www.patheyman.com /mission_trip.htm   (364 words)

 Mencius Chapter 17
Chang said, 'I presume to ask how it was that Yâo presented Shun to Heaven, and Heaven accepted him; and that he exhibited him to the people, and the people accepted him.' Mencius replied, 'He caused him to preside over the sacrifices, and all the spirits were well pleased with them;-- thus Heaven accepted him.
Wan Chang asked Mencius, saying, 'People say, "When the disposal of the kingdom came to Yü, his virtue was inferior to that of Yâo and Shun, and he transmitted it not to the worthiest but to his son." Was it so?' Mencius replied, 'No; it was not so.
The people of Tsin, by the inducement of a round piece of jade from Ch'ûi-chî, and four horses of the Ch'ü breed, borrowed a passage through Yü to attack Kwo.
www.sacred-texts.com /cfu/menc/menc18.htm   (1912 words)

 Northern Thailand: In Depth : The People : Mien (Yao) | Frommers.com
Northern Thailand: In Depth : The People : Mien (Yao)
They incorporated the Han spoken and written language into their own, and many Mien legends, history books, and religious tracts are recorded in Chinese.
The Mien people also assimilated ancestor worship and a form of Taoism into their theology, in addition to celebrating their New Year on the same date (relying on the same calendar system) as the Chinese.
www.frommers.com /destinations/northernthailand/3026037834.html   (299 words)

 World Report 381 — November 2003 #16
Work began in 1997, but it is anticipated that the one million Yao people who speak Chiyao will not have the Bible in their own language until 2010 at the earliest.
The Bible was translated into Chichewa, which is understood by more than half of the country’s 11 million inhabitants, as early as 1922, and this meant that Chichewa effectively became the dominant language in religious life and was used in most church services.
However, Christians are in the minority in the south, where the Yao people live.
www.biblesociety.org /wr_381/381_16.htm   (618 words)

 Ping Yao and Its Everlasting Memories (Marwa b
I would say that Ping Yao was one of the main high lights of this trip.
As for buying things in Ping Yao, I do not know why, but I was more satisfied and not willing to bargain a lot with the people there.
  I guess maybe because the people in  Ping Yao people were more light-natured and loveable than the others.
www.pitt.edu /~tang/classes/pic/essays/2002/marwa3.htm   (352 words)

 Yao People photo - Drew photos at pbase.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Yao People photo - Drew photos at pbase.com
hhhhmmm, are you all really from the Yao minority group?
If so, are you all from Asia or the U.S? I'm a Yao myself, in hopes of gaining a better knowledge of what lays withing the true history of the Yao or Iu-Mienh.
www.pbase.com /image/8712048   (72 words)

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