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Definitions of Laos

Laos (laʊz ; laʊs

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noun

  1. a republic in SE Asia: first united as the kingdom of Lan Xang ("million elephants") in 1353, after being a province of the Khmer Empire for about four centuries; made part of French Indochina in 1893 and gained independence in 1949; became a republic in 1975. It is generally forested and mountainous, with the Mekong River running almost the whole length of the W border. Official language: Laotian. Religion: Buddhist majority, tribal religions. Currency: kip. Capital: Vientiane. Pop: 6 695 166 (2013 est). Area: 236 800 sq km (91 429 sq miles). Official name: : People's Democratic Republic of Laos

Lao (laʊ

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adjective, noun

  1. another name for Laotian

Laotian (ˈlaʊʃɪən or or Lao (laʊ

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noun

  1. Word forms:   plural Laotians Lao or Laos
    a member of a Buddhist people of Laos and NE Thailand, related to the Thais
  2. the language of this people, closely related to Thai

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adjective

  1. of or relating to this people or their language or to Laos

Translations for 'Laos'

  • British English: Laos Laos is a republic in south-east Asia.laʊz; laʊs NOUN
  • Arabic: لَاووسٌ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: Laos
  • Chinese: 老挝
  • Croatian: Laos
  • Czech: Laos
  • Danish: Laos
  • Dutch: Laos
  • European Spanish: Laos
  • Finnish: Laos
  • French: Laos
  • German: Laos
  • Greek: Λάος
  • Italian: Laos
  • Japanese: ラオス
  • Korean: 라오스
  • Norwegian: Laos
  • Polish: Laos
  • Portuguese: Laos
  • Romanian: Laos
  • Russian: Лаос
  • Spanish: Laos
  • Swedish: Laos
  • Thai: ประเทศลาว
  • Turkish: Laos
  • Ukrainian: Лаос
  • Vietnamese: nước Lào

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