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4/25/2021, 10:07 PM Mike C laos update #110
11/20/2020, 10:42 PM Mike C laos added (from user-submitted name 261135)
10/10/2020, 9:08 PM lezginkas 261135
10/3/2020, 6:25 PM lezginkas 261135
9/17/2020, 12:55 AM highexpectasians 261135
9/17/2020, 12:54 AM highexpectasians 261135
4/19/2020, 10:46 PM highexpectasians 261135
4/19/2020, 8:54 PM Lucille 261135
3/18/2020, 12:40 PM Mike C 261135
8/26/2017, 3:53 PM Sofia 261135
4/27/2017, 7:11 PM highexpectasians 261135
4/23/2017, 3:39 PM anonymous

Type Country
Scripts Лаос(Serbian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tajik) Λάος(Greek) Լաոս(Armenian) לאוס(Hebrew) लाओस(Hindi, Nepali)
Pronounced Pron. LA-AWS(French)
LOWS(English)
LAH-os(English, Finnish, Hindi)
LA-aws(Dutch, Polish)
LA-os(Spanish)
LA-oos(Catalan)
lu-OS(Russian)
lah-AWS(Armenian)

Meaning & History

The name of a country in southeastern Asia, derived from the Lao people, the majority ethnic group. Their name may be derived from an Austroasiatic root meaning "human". The name Laos was originally applied to the region by France, who established it as a colony in 1893. It achieved independence in 1953.