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Miao Groups in Southeast Guizhou
Author:Billy / Update time:2014-06-04 17:47:00 / Hits:0

The Miao, or Hmong as they prefer to be called, are thought to have migrated 4000 years ago from an area north of the Yellow River to South Yangze River, and migrated into Guizhou 2000 years ago. During the course of their migrations the Miao diversified into subgroups, known as Black Miao, Red Miao, White Miao, Long-Horned Miao, and Flower Miao, after their style of dress. This is, however, largely a Han classification and few Miao use these names among themselves. In order to make these subgroups clear, we name them according to the regions where they are living today, and put their pictures on this web page.
Many Miao continued their migration beyond China, into Laos, Thailand and Vietnam where they are known as the Hmong(or Mong). The Miao have a reputation as independent-minded and rebellious highlanders. Many Miao joined the armed uprising against the Qing government, from 1840 to 1870, which became known as the Miao Rebellion. Numerous Lao hmong worked covertly for the US government during the American(Vietnam) War and settled in the USA after the fall of Saigon.
Miao women  are famous for their embroidery and silver jewellery, with each subgroup employing unique styles. An their unique styles often tell people which village or region they come from, it is a special way to find their own people. At festival time, Miao women wear stunning silver jewellery, often piling on five or six neck rings, as well as chains, corns, chest locks and multiple headdresses.



Baidao Style


Pingyong Style


Gaopang Style


Basha Style


Gundong Style


Jiamian Style


Jiaoxia Style


Liangwang Style


Liufu Style


Liuhe Style


Ma'an Style


Pangzhe Style


Qiaogang Style


Rongzui Style


Shuikou Style


Taigong Style


Wuya Style


Xijiang Style


Yahui Style


Yangwu Style


Zhaitou Style


Zhouxi Style


Cengang Style


Baibei Style


Shidong Style


Gong'e Style


Cenzui  Style


Fanzhao Style


Fuxing Style


Gaowen Style


Gedong Style


Gulong Style


Jihua Style


Jiali Style


Jiuyang Style


Kaitang Style


Kongming Style


Nanshao Style


Dadong Style

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