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geographical name \ˈlau̇s, ˈlä-(ˌ)ōs, ˈlā-ˌäs\

Definition of Laos

  1. country SE Asia; a republic, until 1975 a kingdom; formerly a state of French Indochina; ∗ Vientiane area 91,428 square miles (236,799 square kilometers), pop 5,600,000

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