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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
Laos
Laos
Laoso
Laos
Laos
Laosz
Laos
ラオス
라오스
Laos
Laos
Laos
ประเทศลาว
Лаос
nước Lào

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لَاووسٌ Laos Laos Laos Λάος Laos Laos Laos Laos Laos ラオス 라오스 Laos Laos Laos Laos Лаос Laos ประเทศลาว Laos nước Lào 老挝
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The Laotians were about to experience all the horrors of modern war and lose its innocence forever.
The Filipinos scored the first 10 points of the game and never held back while forcing the Laotians to 51 turnovers that led to 82 points.
Chapters 8 and 9 are especially important, the former chronicling the ramifications of a 1960 coup led by Kong Le and his paratroopers as Pathet Lao threats increased and the latter telling of US efforts to ensure that an anti-Communist government remained in power while officials figured out who among many Laotians would be "our boy.
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The temple tour continues at Wat Simuang and then That Luang, possibly the most important temple in Laos, which was built by King Setthethirat in the 11th century, before ending at Patuxai (Victory Gate) which is built in memory of all the Laotians that lost their lives fighting to defend the nation in WWII and the war of independence from France.
JCBI is also planning a wide variety of merchant promotions and other privileges for JCB cardmembers in Laos as well as customizing its existing promotions in Thailand specifically for Laotians, as Thailand ranks by far number one in Laotian international destinations.
Laotians are laidback by nature, but they are also generous and good-humored.
The least comprehensible variety among the Burmese is Malaysian English; among Laotians and Thais is Bruneian English; and among Cambodians, Indonesians and Vietnamese is Singaporean English.
Although ideological gender roles (women as weavers) differ somehow from modern practices, this naturalised and essentialised 'tradition' is still spread nationally and internationally through various media such as television and radio programmes, newspapers and magazines, books written by Laotians and foreign scholars, entrepreneurs and connoisseurs and even exhibitions and catalogues.
More than 300,000 Laotians, mostly Hmong, fled to Thailand citing political persecution after the Pathet Lao communists took power in 1975.
When the communists took over Laos in 1975, over 300,000 Laotians, mostly Hmong, fled the country, mostly to Thailand and then to other countries such as the United States.
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