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

Laos

[laʊs] NLaos m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

Laos

[ˈlaʊs ˈlaʊz] nLaos m
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Laos

nLaos nt
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Laos

[laʊs] nLaos m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

Laos

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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