Ai-lao

noun

ˈī-ˌlau̇
plural Ai-lao or Ai-laos
1
: a West-Yunnan people of the Tai group who formed the Nan-chao kingdom in southwestern China from the 8th to 13th centuries
2
: a member of the Ai-lao people

Word History

First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Ai-lao was in 1894

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“Ai-lao.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ai-lao. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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