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December 31, 2015

Hill Tribes of Thailand – Mian

Mian (Mien or Yao) The people officially known as the “Mian” in Thailand call themselves “Mian” or “Iu Mian.” Historically, the Chinese called them “Mian,” which means “dog” or “savage.” In Mian, (Laos and Vietnam) the word mian means “people.” The Mian are distant linguistic relatives of the Hmong people and are the smallest[…]

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