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Lao Language

This is a selection of resources on Lao language available from the NLB catalogue or the Internet and is not meant to be an exhaustive list. If you know of or come across more useful resources, please drop us a note so we can share them with our readers.

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Lao language & culture learning resources

Organised by the Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Northern Illinois University, this site houses resources on the Lao language such as its writing system, grammar, pronunciation and even audio recordings of spoken Lao.

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Lao: Languages of Southeast Asia

Acquaint yourself with the Lao language through methods and recommended books. Find out the similarities and differences between Lao and the languages of its neighbouring countries.

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Lao language

This article from the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies at Cornell University elucidates the Lao language through discussion on its grammar and tone system.

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Lao language: Dialects, grammar, names, writing, proverbs and insults

Learn about the Lao language through this article that covers topics such as its history, expressions and proverbs.

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