[ley-oh-shuh n, lou-shuh n]
  1. of or relating to Laos, its people, or their language.

Origin of Laotian

< French laotien; see Laos, -ian
Related formspro-La·o·tian, adjective, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Lao (laʊ)

  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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