- a member of a people of Laos and northern Thailand.
- the language of these people, belonging to the Thai group of languages.
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Examples from the Web for lao
Bestselling author of Flags of Our Fathers shares his favorite reads, from Lao Tzu to Kurt Vonnegut.James Bradley's Must-Reads
December 20, 2009
Lao taught the golden rule: "Recompense injury," he said, "with kindness."History of Religion
Their excuse is this: they asked for this Lao Hsi Kai area as long ago as 1902.Peking Dust
Ellen N. La Motte
According to Lao Tz himself, Those who know do not tell; those who tell do not know.A History of Chinese Literature
Herbert A. Giles
His sympathies are with the south; with the philosophy of Lao Tse.The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind
Herbert George Wells
Lao Chang accompanied me, and together we had an excellent time.Across China on Foot
- another name for Laotian
- Laos (international car registration)