pat het lao

Pathet Lao

the Communist nationalist group that took over the government of Laos in 1975 after two decades of civil war. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Pathet Lao
communist guerrilla movement and political party in Laos, 1954, from Laotian Thai, lit. "Land of the Lao."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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