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Who is Yao?

Yao a.k.a. Yao Ming is a retired Chinese professional basketball player who played for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association. At the time of his final season, he was the tallest active player in the NBA, at 2.29 m. As of 2014, he is the 31st tallest person alive.


  1. Yao is a fictional character from the Disney animated film, Mulan and its sequel Mulan II.
  2. Yao is a fictional character from the 2005 film About Love.
  3. Yao is a fictional character from Pachatippatai United, a Thai mini TV series.
  4. Yao is a fictional character from the 2002 comedy action film Saving Private Tootsie.
  5. Yao is a fictional character from the 2013 film Aya de Yopougon.
  6. Yao is a fictional character from the 2004 episode You Got F'd in the A.
  7. Yao is a fictional character from the 1937 film Crossroads.
  8. Yao is a fictional character from the 2004 film Mala leche.
  9. Yao a.k.a. Lalana Thepsirikil is a fictional character from the Thai situation comedy Bang Ruk Soi 9.

There are other characters with in their name, like Yao Lan, Wang Yao and Yao's cousin.


  1. Yao is a city located in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on April 1, 1948.
  2. Yao a.k.a. Yaoundé Airport is an airport in Yaoundé, the capital of Cameroon and a city in the Centre Province. It is also known as Yaoundé Ville Airport.
    • also known as Yaounde Airport
    • part of Cameroon
  3. Yao is a town in Chad and the capital of the Fitri department.

There are other places with in their name, like Du'an Yao Autonomous County and Hekou Yao Autonomous County.


  1. Yao a.k.a. Yao Language: Yao is a Bantu language in Africa with approximately 1 million speakers in Malawi, half a million in Tanzania, and around 450,000 in Mozambique. There are also some speakers in Zambia. In Malawi, the main dialect is Mangoche, mostly spoken around Lake Malawi. In Mozambique, the main dialects are Makale and Massaninga. The language has also gone by several other names in English, including chiYao or ciYao, Achawa, Adsawa, Adsoa, Ajawa, Ayawa, Ayo, Ayao, Djao, Haiao, Hiao, Hyao, Jao, Veiao, and waJao.
    • also known as Chichawa, Hyao, Ayo, Hajao, Ayao, Veiao, Hiao, Ayawa, Adsawa, Wajao, Djao, Adsoa, Jao, Ciyao, Achawa, Chiyao, Haiao, Ajawa
  2. Yao a.k.a. The Iu Mien language is one of the main languages spoken by the Yao people in China, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand and, more recently, the United States in diaspora. Like other Hmong-Mien languages, it is tonal and monosyllabic.
  3. Yao also as Yiu is one of the most ancient Chinese surnames. It is usually romanised as Yiu in Cantonese. It is ranked 101st in the Hundred Family Surnames, and as the 41st most common surname in Mainland China.

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Google previewDesign and Management of Sustainable Built Environments (2013)

by Runming Yao

Runming Yao is a Reader in Energy and the Built Environment; academic lead for the Innovative and Sustainable Technologies (IST) Research Group and Course Director of the postgraduate program 'Design and Management of ...

Google previewThe Fulfillment of Promises Made (2009)

The Personal Journey of an American Orphan in China in Time of War by Yulin Yao

Yulin Yao is a native of China.

Google previewIn the Path of the Masters (2015)

Understanding the Spirituality of Buddha, Confucius, Jesus, and Muhammad by Denise Lardner Carmody, John Tully Carmody, Senior Research Fellow in Religion John Tully Carmody

Yao is a symbol more than a historical lesson or a practical model. What Confucius wants to draw from the legends about him is an orientation, not a pattern. Good rule is like the Way of nature. Nature furnishes human beings many lessons.

Google previewOpen Mappings on Locally Compact Spaces (1969)

by Gordon Thomas Whyburn

For suppose some ye B — Yao is a limit point of Yoo- . Then X = f" (y) is a finite set and there exists an open set U containing X and ...

Google previewThe Missionary Herald (1915)

Ping Yao is a very large city, although it shows plainly the marks of famine devastation. We found one quite remarkable street, not, properly ...

Google previewThe Missionary Herald at Home and Abroad (1882)

Ping Yao is a very large city, although it shows plainly the marks of famine devastation. We found one quite remarkable street, not, properly ...

Google previewDebating China (2013)

The U.S.-China Relationship in Ten Conversations by Nina Hachigian

Yao Yang Dr. Yao is a professor and the Director of the China Center for Economic Research and the Dean of the National School of Development at Beijing University.

Google previewIMF Staff Papers (2004)

Volume 51 by International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

James Yao is an Economist in the African Department of the IMF. This paper won the Best Paper in International Finance Award at the 2002 Southern Finance Association Meetings in Key West, Florida. The authors thank Janet Heffernan for ...

Google previewOne Thousand Languages (2008)

Living, Endangered, and Lost by Peter Austin

million speakers Yao is a Bantu language spoken by about 1 million speakers in southern Malawi, and by about half a million speakers each in northern Mozambique and southern Tanzania. Yao does not have any official status because it ...

Google previewConsultations in Feline Internal Medicine, Volume 6 - (2009)

by John R. August

Yunnan Pai Yao is a proprietary Chinese formula (often highly guarded), that is reported to contain a variety of herbs, including Panax notoginseng and Chinese yam (in some formulae). This hemostatic herbal remedy can be used topically to ...

Google previewDisposable Lighters from the People's Republic of China (1995)

by United States International Trade Commission

sold and manufactured by Geo Yeo, because Geo Yao is a manufacturer who exports, not s trading company. COTCO and GUP state that, as trading companies, they should not receive s "tied" rate even if they receive s zero margin.

Google previewEthnic Groups of South Asia and the Pacific: An Encyclopedia (2012)

An Encyclopedia by James B. Minahan

In 1449, a new rebellion broke out among the Miao and spread to the Miao and Yao groups in southern China. Sporadic rebellions continued as resistance to Han Chinese colonization of the territories inhabited by non-Chinese groups in the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Peoples of Africa and the Middle East (2009)

by Facts On File, Incorporated

The Yao are a large ethnic group of East and Central Africa and can be found in Malawi, Tanzania, and Mozambique. They are not to be confused with another group also called Yao (or Pila-Pila) who live in Benin, West Africa.

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Undead (2009)

A Field Guide to Creatures That Cannot Rest in Peace: Easyread Super Large 24pt Edition by Bob Curran

Yao. Sabaoth. Intriguingly, the Papyrus gives a list of names, which can be used in the commanding of demons. Some of these names are echoed in other papyri from later periods—most notably a magical papyrus attributed to Diokoros of ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Confucianism (2015)

2-volume set by Xinzhong Yao

2-volume set Xinzhong Yao. Of the two parties to the debate, one criticised and one defended the intensive and expansionist measures of Han Wudi«s (r. 141¥ 87) government. The spokesmen for the government saw virtue in enriching the ...

Google previewEthnic Groups of Africa and the Middle East: An Encyclopedia (2011)

An Encyclopedia by John A. Shoup III

The Yao or waYoa (also called the Wahyoa, Veiao, Achawa, and Adjoa) are a Bantu people numbering over 2 million in East Africa, mainly in Mozambique, Tanzania, and Malawi. It is noted that the Makua-Lomwe, who also live in ...

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No matter whether you are new or an old team member, you need time to adjust to one another. (Yao Ming)
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Scrabble value of Y4A1O1

The value of this 3-letter word is 6 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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