Lao


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Lao

 (lou)
n. pl. Lao or Laos (louz)
1. A member of a traditionally Buddhist people inhabiting the area of the Mekong River in Laos and Thailand.
2. The Tai language of the Lao.
adj.
Of or relating to the Lao or their language or culture.

[Lao Láo, perhaps from láo, person (unattested sense), third person common-gender pronoun.]

Lao

(laʊ)
adj, n
1. (Peoples) another name for Laotian
2. (Languages) another name for Laotian
3. (Placename) another name for Laotian

LAO

abbreviation for
(Automotive Engineering) Laos (international car registration)

Lao

(laʊ)

n., pl. Laos (laʊz)
(esp. collectively) Lao.
1. a member of a people of Laos and N Thailand.
2. the Tai language of the Laos.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Lao - a member of a Buddhist people inhabiting the area of the Mekong River in Laos and Thailand and speaking the Lao languageLao - 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
Lao People's Democratic Republic, Laos - a mountainous landlocked communist state in southeastern Asia; achieved independence from France in 1949
Asian, Asiatic - a native or inhabitant of Asia
2.Lao - the Tai language of a Buddhist people living in the area of the Mekong River in Thailand and Laos
Tai - the most widespread and best known of the Kadai family of languages
Adj.1.Lao - of or relating to a member of the Buddhist people inhabiting the Mekong river in Laos and Thailand
References in classic literature ?
"Excusin' 'imself before 'and for takin' the liberty, 'e says it would be a comfort for to assist 'im, sir, if -" tattoo lao! Get my pony!
Following certain criteria, it is shown that the Lao number among the 'civilised' races, along with the Chinese.
Designed exclusively for Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah, Lao will be headlined by chef Phuong Mai Nguyen who has travelled extensively across the South East Asian region.
Jacobs shows how this demeaning portrayal was reinforced by ignorance (few Americans took any interest in Lao culture, history, or religion) and by blaming the Lao for the failures of ill-advised American policies and programs.
Lao Airlines Flight QV 301 from Laos' capital, Vientiane, to the southern city of Pakse crashed Wednesday after flying into turbulence, they said.
From 1948 through 1950, missionaries Ed and Thelma Roffe and Lao Pastor Saly Khounthapanya provided instruction.
The LAO said the measure would close down the state's San Onofre and Diablo Canyon plants, and disrupt one of the state's reliable power sources.
* 1955-63: The US provided over $480 million in economic aid to Laos.
Evans' latest book, more ironically still, is entirely dedicated to these memories of Lao royalty.
Following the signing of an agreement with the Government of the Lao People's Democratic Republic and the grant of a Prospecting License, field activities and the first phase of the exploration programme commenced in February 2010.
The Lao government continued limited efforts to prevent trafficking in persons with assistance from international organizations and NGOs.