mien yao/­dao tribe girl - vietnam

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mien yao/­dao tribe girl - vietnam

Mien Yao/­Dao tribe girl (Mèo Vac, Vietnam)

The teeth covered with gold-like metal indicate that this woman is married.­ It's convenient: as soon as the woman or teenage girl smiles, you know if she is single or not! Girls from ethnic minorities (i.­e.­ tribes) marry at about 14 or 15 years of age.­

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This photo was #47 in interestingness for Jan 26, 2006 (checked at 5pm on Feb 1, 2006).­

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November 20, 2005
Route 4B, Mèo Vạc District, Ha Giang, Vietnam