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laogai

[ lou-gahy ]
/ ˈlaʊˈgaɪ /

noun

the system of forced-labor camps, prisons, etc., in China.

Nearby words

laodamas, laodamia, laodice, laodicea, laodicean, laogai, laoighis, laois, laokoön, laomedon, laon

Origin of laogai

1990–95; < Chinese: literally, reform through labor
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