[ ley-oh-shuhn, lou-shuhn ]

  1. a native or inhabitant of Laos.

  2. Lao.

  1. of or relating to Laos, its people, or their language.

Origin of Laotian

<French laotien;see Laos, -ian

Other words from Laotian

  • an·ti-La·o·tian, adjective, noun
  • pro-La·o·tian, adjective, noun

Words Nearby Laotian Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Laotian in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for Laotian


Lao (laʊ)

/ (ˈlaʊʃɪən) /

  1. plural Laotians, Lao or Laos a member of a Buddhist people of Laos and NE Thailand, related to the Thais

  2. the language of this people, closely related to Thai

  1. of or relating to this people or their language or to Laos

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