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It's probably just a transliteration of the name of the ethnic minority.

I used to ask my mom "what does (name) mean", she always told me a name is a name.

What does Eng mean in English?

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瑤 Yao2 precious jade

勉 Mian3: to strive; to encourage

this is what Yao means in chinese.. precious jade?

Quest, yes, so what does it mean? what does Yao mean in Chinese....

sorry, i'm asking the same questions over and over...

I read some where that Yao was given to us... Yao mean barbarians

... is it true that Yao means barbarians?

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I am not aware of yao meaning barbarian. It's just a phonetic translation, and it's jsut a name to me, like Ying Guo (England), what does "Ying" mean? or Mei Guo (America)... do you get what I m saying?

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瑤 Yao2 precious jade

勉 Mian3: to strive; to encourage

this is what Yao means in chinese.. precious jade?

Yes (I don't know which kind of jade it is actually...).

瑶 is much used for first names. Have you ever heard of QiongYao 琼瑶, an equivalent of Barbara Cartland?

But as Quest said, 瑤 in 瑶族 (Yao people) is more probably a phonetic transcription.

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> Ying Guo (England)' date=' what does "Ying" mean?

It means we're an incredibly brave people![/quote']

好英唷! :wink:

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I am not aware of yao meaning barbarian. It's just a phonetic translation, and it's jsut a name to me, like Ying Guo (England), what does "Ying" mean? or Mei Guo (America)... do you get what I m saying?

Mei means America.

Guo means Land.

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The meaning of Yao in chinese is simple, it means "Dog," or barbarian.

This is because, the Chinese considered non-Chinese to not be worthy enough.

Therefore, Mien people being from Tibet, Miens' were given the name Yao.

I know this because I am Mien, in other words, Yao.

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