AskDefine | Define Lao

Dictionary Definition

Lao adj : of or relating to a member of the Buddhist people inhabiting the Mekong river in Laos and Thailand

Noun

1 a member of a Buddhist people inhabiting the area of the Mekong River in Laos and Thailand and speaking the Lao language; related to the Thais [syn: Laotian]
2 the Tai language of a Buddhist people living in the area of the Mekong River in Thailand and Laos

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English

Etymology

From ລາວ.

Pronunciation

  • /laʊ/

Noun

  1. A person from Laos or of Lao descent. The more common term is Laotian.

Translations

person

Proper noun

  1. The official language of Laos (closely related to Thai).

Translations

language

Adjective

  1. Of, from, or pertaining to Laos, the Lao people or the Lao language.

Translations

of, from, or pertaining to Laos, the people or their language

Synonyms

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Extensive Definition

Lao may refer to:
Lao in German: Lao (Begriffsklärung)
Lao in Esperanto: LAO
Lao in French: LAO
Lao in Italian: LAO
Lao in Japanese: LAO
Lao in Portuguese: Lao
Lao in Kölsch: LAO (Watt ėßß datt?)
Lao in Swedish: LAO
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