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Laos (laʊz Pronunciation for Laos ; laʊs Pronunciation for Laos



  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 Pronunciation for Lao


adjective, noun

  1. another name for Laotian

Laotian (ˈlaʊʃɪən Pronunciation for Laotian or Lao (laʊ Pronunciation for Lao



  1. Word forms:   plural Laotians, Lao, 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


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

Translations for 'Laos'

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

Example Sentences Including 'Laos'

Another friend has lived in Ottawa, India, Manitoba, Thailand, Laos , Haiti and Yellowknife.
Globe and Mail (2003)
Cambodia, Laos , Indonesia, Japan, Pakistan, South Korea and Taiwan also are battling the disease.
canada.com (2004)
On the 26th the American position in neighbouring Laos seemed on the brink of disaster.
Grenville, J. A. S. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century
That was the kind of name they chose for the bogus airlines that ran weapons to the tribesmen in Laos and Cambodia.
Brierley, David Snowline
The Hmong were used by America as the Vietnam war spilled into Laos and Cambodia.
Belfast Telegraph (2004)
The Rescue that Never Came 1980: Spy satellites photograph what appears to be a prison camp in Laos , just across the border from Vietnam.
Maxim (2004)
Your rewards, among others, are the temples of Angkor Wat and the remote highlands of northern Laos.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)


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