from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- The capital and largest city of Laos, in the north-central part of the country on the Mekong River and the Thailand border. It became the capital of the French protectorate of Laos in 1899 and later the capital of independent Laos. Population: 196,000.
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- proper n. The capital city of Laos.
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- n. the capital and largest city of Laos
From French Vientiane, from Lao ວຽງຈັນ (wiang-can). (Wiktionary)