noun, plural Laos [louz] . (especially collectively) Lao for 1.
a member of a people of Laos and northern Thailand.
the language of these people, belonging to the Thai group of languages. Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
Lao (laʊ)
adj, —n
another name for Laotian

abbreviation for
Laos (international car registration)

Laotian or Lao (ˈlaʊʃɪən, laʊ)
n , Laotians, Lao, Laos
1.  a member of a Buddhist people of Laos and NE Thailand, related to the Thais
2.  the language of this people, closely related to Thai
3.  of or relating to this people or their language or to Laos
Lao or Lao

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
  1. Laos (international vehicle ID)

  2. left anterior oblique [projection]

  3. limited attack options

  4. local area office

  5. local area operations

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