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level. Traditionally this area was c▓alled the Ava hilly region.With a subtropical climate, the fertile Ava region has plent▓iful rainfall and only 40 frost-free days a year.▓ It is

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suitable for the growth of dry rice, paddy, maiz▓e, millet, buckwheat, potatoes, cott▓on, hemp, tobacco and sugarcane, as well as such subtropical fruits as bananas, pineapples, mangoes,

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papayas and oranges.The Va language belongs to the Austroasiatic family▓. Before the founding of the People¡¯s Republic of China in 1949, except for some parts of ▓the ar

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ea where an alphabetic script was used, the Va people had no written language, and they kept records and accounting or passed messag▓es with material objects or by engraving bamboo st

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rips. Each strip ranged from half an inch to an ▓inch in width. Objects used implied specific ▓meaning or feelings.

For instance, sugarcane, banana or salt meant friendship, hot pep▓per anger, feather urgency, and gunpowder and bul