from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to Laos or its people, language, or culture.
  • adj. Of or relating to the Lao people.
  • n. A native or inhabitant of Laos.
  • n. A Lao.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person from Laos or of Lao descent.
  • proper n. The official language of Laos (closely related to Thai).
  • adj. Of, from, or pertaining to Laos, the Laotian people or the Laotian language.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. of or pertaining to Laos.
  • adj. of or pertaining to the inhabitants of Laos.
  • proper n. a native or inhabitant of Laos.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a member of a Buddhist people inhabiting the area of the Mekong River in Laos and Thailand and speaking the Lao language; related to the Thais
  • adj. of or relating to Laos or its people


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