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Laos

La·os

 (lous, lā′ŏs′)
A country of southeast Asia. Once part of the Khmer Empire, the region became a powerful Lao kingdom (14th-15th century) and was later incorporated into French Indochina in 1893. Laos gained its independence in 1953, but a Communist uprising soon drew the country into a civil war, and a Communist state was established in 1975. Vientiane is the capital and the largest city.

Laos

(laʊz; laʊs)
n
(Placename) 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

La•os

(ˈlɑ oʊs, laʊs, ˈleɪ ɒs)

n.
a country in SE Asia: formerly part of French Indochina. 5,407,453; 91,500 sq. mi. (236,985 sq. km). Cap.: Vientiane.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Laos - a mountainous landlocked communist state in southeastern AsiaLaos - a mountainous landlocked communist state in southeastern Asia; achieved independence from France in 1949
ASEAN, Association of Southeast Asian Nations - an association of nations dedicated to economic and political cooperation in southeastern Asia and who joined with the United States to fight against global terrorism
Indochina, Indochinese peninsula - a peninsula of southeastern Asia that includes Myanmar and Cambodia and Laos and Malaysia and Thailand and Vietnam
capital of Laos, Laotian capital, Vientiane - the capital and largest city of Laos
Mekong, Mekong River - an Asian river; flows through a large delta in southern Vietnam into the South China Sea
Lao, Laotian - 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
Translations
Лаос
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Laoso
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Laosz
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ラオス
라오스
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ประเทศลาว
Лаос
nước Lào

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Infantry Brigade 128, created last August shortly after border friction with Laos, used live mortars in a training designed to improve skills and to 'get to know the location in order to defend our country and our territorial integrity', said Defence Ministry spokesman Chhum Socheat.
Speaking on the occasion, DGCA Laos said that Lao PDR is looking forward to working in close co-operation with the AAI in the near future.
Sullivan Kammassade, Minister of Foreign Affairs Lao People's Democratic Republic The Chairman of the Committee (Lao side) co-chaired the meeting.
Sisoulith was Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs before becoming Prime Minister of Laos in 2016.
He called Laos a friendly and close neighbor of China, saying the two countries have always understood, trusted and supported each other and China is willing to support Laos in speeding up development, boosting national power and improving people's livelihood.
This aptly, but ironically, titled book tells the story of US involvement in Laos from the early 1950s through the secret war of the 1960s and beyond.
To expand testing, the Laos National Center for Laboratory and Epidemiology provided 40 additional specimens that were positive for B-Victoria lineage virus by real-time reverse transcription PCR (13), bringing the total number tested to 64.
Laos has a large informal economy and uses informal value transfer systems.
But diplomats say Obama could be pushing on an open door in Laos, thanks to a change of government there in April.
From 1 April to 31 October 2016, any travellers who book a minimum 7-night trip to Laos with OCTA will get a partial refund if their holiday is disrupted by heavy rain - for every day of 3 hours' or more continuous rain, the clients will receive a refund of 50% of their daily trip cost.
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