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Learn Lao

Exploring Asia is probably going to involve learning a new alphabet, wherever you're going, and Lao is no exception, with its own beautiful alphabet. Lao and Thai are closely related. Most of the Lao words are monosyllabic and the sentence structure is fairly simple. So every reason to get started now!§

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Laos

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Tai-Kadai

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Fun facts about Lao

Laos is known as the 'land of a million elephants', a translation of the name for an ancient Lao empire, Lan Xan.

In Lao, there are no spaces between words: a space indicates the end of a phrase.

There have been attempts recently to officially reduce the number of consonants in Lao, as many of them indicate the same sound.§

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