Lao Submitted Place Names

Lao names are used in the country of Laos in southeastern Asia.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Angkala ອັງກາລາ (Settlement) Lao
Lao form of Ankara.
Attapeu ອັດຕະປື (Political Subdivision) Lao
From Lao ອິດກະບຸເອັ (idkabue) meaning "buffaloes".
Bangkok ບາງກອກ (Settlement) Thai, Afrikaans, Armenian, Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Korean, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Lao, Macedonian, Malay, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Turkish, Uzbek
Believed to be derived from Thai บาง (bang) meaning "community, village, settlement" and กอก (kok) meaning "olive", possibly used in reference to the olive trees that grew around the area... [more]
Bokeo ບໍ່ແກ້ວ (Political Subdivision) Lao
Means "gem mine" in Lao.
Borikhamxay ບໍລິຄໍາໄຊ (Political Subdivision) Lao
Champasak ຈຳປາສັກ (Political Subdivision) Lao
Filippin ຟີລິບປິນ (Country) Azerbaijani, Kabyle, Kyrgyz, Lao, Mongolian, Tajik, Thai, Uyghur, Uzbek
Form of Philippines.
Hanoi ຮ່າໂນຍ (Settlement) Afrikaans, Armenian, Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, Georgian, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Kurdish, Lao, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Swedish, Filipino, Tagalog, Tajik, Thai, Turkish
From Sino-Vietnamese 河內 (Hà Nội), which is derived from Chinese 河內 (Hénèi) meaning "inside the river", from 河 () meaning "river, stream" and 内 (nèi) meaning "inside", so named because of the area's location within the Red River... [more]
Houaphanh ຫົວພັນ (Political Subdivision) Lao
Kata ກາຕາ (Country) Burmese, Khmer, Lao, Thai
Burmese, Khmer, Lao and Thai form of Qatar.
Khammouane ຄໍາມ່ວນ (Political Subdivision) Lao
Libia ລີເບຍ (Country) Albanian, Armenian, Georgian, Italian, Lao, Polish, Spanish, Thai
Form of Libya.
Luang Namtha ຫລວງນໍ້າທາ (Political Subdivision) Lao
Means "royal sugar palm" or "royal green river" in Lao.
Luang Prabang ຫລວງພະບາງ (Political Subdivision) Lao
Means "royal Buddha image" in Lao.
Mali ມາລີ (Country) Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Lao, Latvian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malay, Mongolian, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Tatar, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uzbek
From the name of the Mali Empire, which was derived from Mandinka or Bambara mali meaning "hippopotamus" or "the place where the king lives". This is the name of a landlocked country in West Africa.
Mianma ມຽນມາ (Country) Lao, Thai
Lao and Thai form of Myanmar.
Mongkoli ມົງໂກລີ (Country, Political Subdivision & Region) Lao
Lao form of Mongolia.
Nepan ເນປານ (Country) Lao, Thai
Lao and Thai form of Nepal.
Oudomxay ອຸດົມໄຊ (Political Subdivision) Lao
Pakking ປັກກິງ (Settlement) Lao, Thai
Lao and Thai form of Beijing.
Pali ປາລີ (Settlement) Lao
Lao form of Paris.
Panama ປານາມາ (Country) Afrikaans, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Belarusian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Khmer, Korean, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Lao, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek
From Spanish Panamá of uncertain meaning. It may be derived from the name of a tree commonly found in the area (genus Sterculia), from an indigenous word meaning "many butterflies", from Kuna bannaba meaning "distant, far away", or from a Guaraní word meaning "place of many fish"... [more]
Phama ພະມ້າ (Country) Lao, Thai
Lao and Thai form of Burma.
Phanompen ພະນົມເປັນ (Settlement) Lao, Thai
Lao and Thai form of Phnom Penh.
Phongsaly ຜົ້ງສາລີ (Political Subdivision) Lao
Phuket ພູເກັດ (Political Subdivision, Settlement & Island) Thai, Albanian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Lao, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
Derived from Malay bukit meaning "hill". This is the name of an island, province, and city in southern Thailand.
Sainyabuli ສະິນຢະບຸລິ (Political Subdivision) Lao
From Sanskrit सेन (sena) meaning "army" and पुरि (puri) meaning "city".
Salavan ສາລະວັນ (Political Subdivision) Lao
Satun ສະຕູນ (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Thai, Arabic, Bulgarian, Dutch, English, French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Lao, Malay, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tajik, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu
Derived from Malay sentul meaning "santol" (a type of tropical fruit). This is the name of a province and city in southern Thailand.
Savannakhet ສະຫວັນນະເຂດ (Political Subdivision) Lao
From Lao ສະຫວັນຮນະໂຂເນະ (savanh nakhone) meaning "heavenly district".
Sekong ເຊກອງ (Political Subdivision) Lao
Sianghai ຊຽງໄຮ້ (Settlement) Lao, Thai
Lao and Thai form of Shanghai.
Songkhla ສົງຂາ (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Thai, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Lao, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, Tajik, Turkish
From Malay Singgora, ultimately from Sanskrit सिंहपुर (sinhapura) meaning "city of lions", from सिंह (sinha) meaning "lion" and पुर (pura) meaning "city, town"... [more]
Wiangchan ວຽງຈັນ (Settlement) Lao, Thai
Lao and Thai form of Vientiane.
Wiatnam ຫວຽດນາມ (Settlement) Lao, Thai
Lao and Thai form of Vietnam.
Xaisomboun ໄຊສົມບູນ (Political Subdivision) Lao
Xiangkhouang ຊຽງຂວາງ (Political Subdivision) Lao
Means "horizontal city" in Lao.
Yangkung ຢ່າງກຸ້ງ (Settlement) Lao, Thai
Lao and Thai form of Yangon.