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    I have much heard about the Asian country of Loas from many visitors, The bad thing is that canít be there cause I am blank about this place. In next days I really have a plan to be there with my sister and her hubby. So let me know guys what you think what I should do on this place?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jymes123 View Post
    I have much heard about the Asian country of Loas from many visitors, The bad thing is that canít be there cause I am blank about this place. In next days I really have a plan to be there with my sister and her hubby. So let me know guys what you think what I should do on this place?
    The first thing I would probably do is google 'Laos' and learn how to spell the countries name. Then see what you think and come back when you have questions one of us could possibly answer.

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    Did you know that the word "Laos" comes simply from English speakers writing the plural of Lao on a map... as in "there are Laos/Lao people here".
    The name "Laoland" makes more sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jymes123 View Post
    I am blank
    Quote Originally Posted by Jymes123 View Post
    So let me know guys what you think what I should do on this place?
    Get English lessons?Vientiane Language Centre - ARDA

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    Quote Originally Posted by justme2017 View Post
    learn how to spell the countries name.
    I realize this is cuntish, but: the country's name

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    Quote Originally Posted by hick View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by justme2017 View Post
    learn how to spell the countries name.
    I realize this is cuntish, but: the country's name
    No that is fair play. I noticed it right as I submitted it but couldn't be bothered to edit it. Congratulations for being the first one to notice it.

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    High land Lao
    Low land Lao
    MID land Lao

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainNemo View Post
    Did you know that the word "Laos" comes simply from English speakers writing the plural of Lao on a map... as in "there are Laos/Lao people here".
    The name "Laoland" makes more sense.
    Actually, the term LAOS is a modern French derivative used exclusively in the Western world to satisfy their invented name-place association.

    Same same LAOTIAN [whatever the fuck that is]

    Even the good people of the country and broader Asian region don't understand what these descriptive terms are and aren't used amongst their own......that is, unless the odd handful have had Western influence/education.

    How about Lao.

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    How about LPDR? I think the people are Lao and the country is the Lao People's Democratic Republic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    How about LPDR? I think the people are Lao and the country is the Lao People's Democratic Republic.

    Yet, another Western invented political place-name.
    Nothing to do with anything....




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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    How about LPDR? I think the people are Lao and the country is the Lao People's Democratic Republic.

    Yet, another Western invented political place-name.
    Nothing to do with anything....




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    Much like many countries in the world are called one thing in English and another in the local language. Not worth getting excited about. The west certainly has no monopoly on renaming places at their convenience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainNemo View Post
    Did you know that the word "Laos" comes simply from English speakers writing the plural of Lao on a map... as in "there are Laos/Lao people here".
    The name "Laoland" makes more sense.
    Actually, the term LAOS is a modern French derivative
    ...it's not French, it's English... 1 Lao, 2 Laos...

    The Siamese used the English term to describe the peoples under their suzerainty in their treaties with the French, who adopted it, thinking it was a local name... then it gets passed back into English as an exotic name... but it really isn't that exotic... it's just a plural.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainNemo View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainNemo View Post
    Did you know that the word "Laos" comes simply from English speakers writing the plural of Lao on a map... as in "there are Laos/Lao people here".
    The name "Laoland" makes more sense.
    Actually, the term LAOS is a modern French derivative
    ...it's not French, it's English... 1 Lao, 2 Laos...

    The Siamese used the English term to describe the peoples under their suzerainty in their treaties with the French, who adopted it, thinking it was a local name... then it gets passed back into English as an exotic name... but it really isn't that exotic... it's just a plural.
    I think the French did originally call the country "Laos" but the s was silent so it was pronounced "Lao" in French. I lived in Laos for a decade and this is always the explanation I was given over the name.
    Later the English speaking countries mispronounced the silent s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    How about LPDR? I think the people are Lao and the country is the Lao People's Democratic Republic.

    Yet, another Western invented political place-name.
    Nothing to do with anything....




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    It's not "western-invented", divvy, The Lao plucked the words themselves once the commies took over from the royalists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justme2017 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainNemo View Post
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    Did you know that the word "Laos" comes simply from English speakers writing the plural of Lao on a map... as in "there are Laos/Lao people here".
    The name "Laoland" makes more sense.
    Actually, the term LAOS is a modern French derivative
    ...it's not French, it's English... 1 Lao, 2 Laos...

    The Siamese used the English term to describe the peoples under their suzerainty in their treaties with the French, who adopted it, thinking it was a local name... then it gets passed back into English as an exotic name... but it really isn't that exotic... it's just a plural.
    I think the French did originally call the country "Laos" but the s was silent so it was pronounced "Lao" in French. I lived in Laos for a decade and this is always the explanation I was given over the name.
    I know, but it's the wrong explanation. There is no such "silent s" in French... it's not a French word... it's a word brought into French from English via the "Siamese". Yes the French called it "Laos", but they didn't invent the word.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainNemo View Post
    Did you know that the word "Laos" comes simply from English speakers writing the plural of Lao on a map... as in "there are Laos/Lao people here".
    The name "Laoland" makes more sense.
    Actually, the term LAOS is a modern French derivative used exclusively in the Western world to satisfy their invented name-place association.

    Same same LAOTIAN [whatever the fuck that is]

    Even the good people of the country and broader Asian region don't understand what these descriptive terms are and aren't used amongst their own......that is, unless the odd handful have had Western influence/education.

    How about Lao.

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    geography and a war or 2 also played a part but correct me if I'm wrong but I think most of issan historicly was part of Lao ? The cheeses eating surrender monkeys declalared the Mekong the border marker?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme View Post
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    Did you know that the word "Laos" comes simply from English speakers writing the plural of Lao on a map... as in "there are Laos/Lao people here".
    The name "Laoland" makes more sense.
    Actually, the term LAOS is a modern French derivative used exclusively in the Western world to satisfy their invented name-place association.

    Same same LAOTIAN [whatever the fuck that is]

    Even the good people of the country and broader Asian region don't understand what these descriptive terms are and aren't used amongst their own......that is, unless the odd handful have had Western influence/education.

    How about Lao.

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    geography and a war or 2 also played a part but correct me if I'm wrong but I think most of issan historicly was part of Lao ? The cheeses eating surrender monkeys declalared the Mekong the border marker?
    Yeah - more or less, Isaan was part of Lao - off and on, obvious by the reflective heritage today.
    Long before the French attempted to make their place in the region, the expanding Siamese, Dong Kihn [Vietnamese], and Chinese empires attempted annexation to the immediate region - from Isaan extending to Luang Prabang.

    Even after the Haw Wars, The Siamese invading hordes claimed [stole] and occupied vast areas of what is now Lao.....also known in some circles as Upper Siam.
    Lao and Khmer influences on what passes as Tai/Thai remains steadfast.
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    All of this is useful information for the OP. I hope he is taking notes.

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    Ok, I'll kick a bit. There are low land Lao and high land Lao. It would be like a Flat lander calling me a cheese head.

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    ^^^
    Whose been googling...

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker View Post
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    geography and a war or 2 also played a part but correct me if I'm wrong but I think most of issan historicly was part of Lao ? The cheeses eating surrender monkeys declalared the Mekong the border marker?




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    Damn Captain those are some distinct lines. I think the op just wanted to know if he could get a slow boat to China.

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    I dont know anything about Laos. been to Vientiene saw a rather uninteresting temple. A large street in the style of a french boulavarde. Thats about it but thats probably more info than everyone so far.

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