\ ˈī-ˌlau̇ \
plural Ai-lao or Ai-laos

Definition of Ai-lao

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

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First Known Use of Ai-lao

1894, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Ai-lao.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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