(redirected from Meos)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Wikipedia.



a people living chiefly in southern China (Hunan, Kweichow, Kwangsi Chuang Autonomous Region, Szechwan, and Yunnan) in five isolated groups, each having its own self-designation (Kusu, Hmu, Hmong, Amoyi, Kame). Some Miao live in countries of Southeast Asia (Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, and Burma), where they are called Meo. Total population, about 4 million (1970, estimate). The Miao speak a language of the Miao-Yao group. Their religion is shamanism.

The Miao are one of the oldest peoples of Southeast Asia. Their historical region of origin was Kweichow. Ancestors of the Miao lived in southern China as early as the second millennium B.C.. The Miao moved from China to Southeast Asia during the 13th through 15th centuries. Their chief occupation is agriculture (cultivation of maize, buckwheat, and irrigated rice); they also raise draft animals (buffalo). The Miao are known for their songs and dances and for their fine jewelry and embroideries.


Its, R. F. Etnicheskaia istoriia iuga Vostochnoi Azii. Leningrad, 1972.
Narody Vostochnoi Azii. Moscow-Leningrad, 1965.
References in periodicals archive ?
Previously advertised as March 13 to 16, 2011, the decision to postpone the event follows the recent announcement of a date clash between the 2011 Formula 1 Bahrain event and MEOS 2011.
The primary approvals that MEO relies on for the Tassie Shoal Projects are the Federal and State Government Environmental approvals under the EPBC Act.
Held under the patronage of His Royal Highness the Prime Minister of Bahrain Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Meos 2013 exhibition was officially inaugurated by Deputy Prime Minister His Highness Shaikh Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa.
We hope to exceed the expectations of the delegates attending the conference with a technical programme enriched with knowledge sharing of recent experiences, case histories, and best practices from the industry," said 2015 MEOS conference programme co-chairman Adnan Al Kann, who is also manager of the Gas Reservoir Management Department at Saudi Aramco.
The functional commanders are entrusted with ensuring that MEOs have been implemented in accordance with the SOW, and the MEO is subject to scrutiny by outside organizations as well.
Following welcome addresses by Dr Abdul Hussain bin Ali Mirza and the 2012 Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) President Ganesh Thakur, the speakers included: Mohammad A Husain (moderator) Meos 2011 chairman and deputy chairman and deputy managing director -- M Miha Al Ahmadi Refinery, Kuwait National Petroleum Company; Amin H Nasser senior vice president, Upstream, Saudi Aramco; Abdul Munim S Al Kindy CEO, Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations; Andrew Gould chairman and CEO, Schlumberger; Chad Deaton chairman, president and CEO, Baker Hughes; Lee Tillman vice president, Engineering, ExxonMobil Development Company; Sami F Al Rushaid chairman and managing director, Kuwait Oil Company SPE Workshops, Training Courses and Young Members Programme.
MEOS 2009 is organised by Arabian Exhibition Management in association with London-based Overseas Exhibition Services, both members of Allworld Exhibitions.
The Society of Petroleum Engineers, together with Arabian Exhibition Management met the MEOS executive committee in March to discuss new dates for the event.
On the occasion, Shaikh Ahmed extended sincere thanks and gratitude to HRH Premier for his keenness to patronize MEOS since 1979.
MEOS 2015 is a global gathering brings together experts and those interested to talk oil and gas issues, as well as energy.
Together, the conference and exhibition combine to form a comprehensive current overview of the oil and gas industry in the Middle East, offering real solutions to those operating in the sector whilst facilitating new business opportunities," says AbdulHameed Al Rushaid, Meos 2015 conference co-chairman, Saudi Aramco.
Finance Minister and the Minister in Charge of Oil and Gas Affairs Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa held a meeting with the chairman and members of the executive committee of Meos 2013 and was briefed on the preparations.