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Lao

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/ laʊ /
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noun, plural Laos [louz], /laʊz/, (especially collectively) Lao for 1.
a member of a people of Laos and northern Thailand.
the Tai language of the Lao.
adjective
of or relating to the Lao or their language.
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Origin of Lao

First recorded in 1880–85; from Lao Láo, a self-designation
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British Dictionary definitions for Lao (1 of 2)

Lao
/ (laʊ) /

adjective, noun
another name for Laotian

British Dictionary definitions for Lao (2 of 2)

LAO

abbreviation for
Laos (international car registration)
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