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Yao people

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The Yao nationality (瑶族, pinyin: Yo z) are an ethnic group. They form one of the 56 ethnic groups officially recognized by the People's Republic of China, where they reside in the mountainous terrain of the southwest and south.

The Yao have a written religion based in medieval Chinese Taoism, although many have converted to Buddhism and to Christianity.

As of the late 20th century, they numbered around 2,130,000 in China.

Populations of Yao also live in Northern Laos, Northern Vietnam and Burma. There are around 60,000 Yao in Northern Thailand, where they are one of the six main hill tribes. The Yao refer to themselves as Mien (meaning "person") or Iu-Mien. The lowland-living Lanten of Laos are related to the Mien.


Chinese ethnic groups (classification by PRC government)

Achang - Bai - Blang - Bonan - Buyei - Chosen - Dai - Daur - De'ang - Derung - Dong - Dongxiang - Ewenki - Gaoshan - Gelao - Gin - Han - Hani - Hezhen - Hui - Jingpo - Jino - Kazak - Kirgiz - Lahu - Lhoba - Li - Lisu - Man - Maonan - Miao - Monba - Mongol - Mulao - Naxi - Nu - Oroqen - Pumi - Qiang - Russ - Salar - She - Sui - Tajik - Tatar - Tu - Tujia - Uygur - Uzbek - Va - Xibe - Yao - Yi - Yugur - Zang - Zhuang

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