Definition of Laos in English:

Laos

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Pronunciation: /laʊs
 
, ˈlɑːɒs/
A landlocked country in SE Asia; population 6,834,300 (est. 2009); official language, Laotian; capital, Vientiane.

Part of French Indo-China, Laos became independent in 1949, but for most of the next twenty-five years was torn by civil strife between the communist Pathet Lao movement and government supporters. In 1975 the Pathet Lao achieved total control and a communist republic was established

Derivatives

Laotian

Pronunciation: /ˈlaʊʃ(ə)n, leɪˈəʊʃ(ə)n/
adjective & noun
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  • But actually this explanation doesn't make sense: the small number of Afghans in South-East Asia is a drop in the ocean compared to the Bangladeshis, Laotians and others illegally on foreign soil in the region.
  • Fifty-eight thousand Americans and approximately two million Vietnamese, Cambodians, and Laotians lost their lives.
  • My school - Lao Youth Union's Youth-Child Development Centre - is located 75 kilometres north of Vientiane, the Laotian capital.

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