Frequent question: How many tones does Lao have?

Vientiane Lao has six tones: Low, Mid, High, Rising, High Rising and Low Falling. Other dialects have 5 -7 tones. As a rule, dialects with fewer consonant clusters have more tones.

How many vowel sounds does Lao have?

Lao vowels consist of 28 vowels which represent 27 sounds. Lao vowels can divided into 3 groups following the table below.

How many letters are in the Lao alphabet?

The Lao alphabet has 26 consonants. Each consonant has a word associated with it to distinguish between a few sounds which have more than one letter, such as “s” and “h” which have two letters each. These words are used when saying the name of the letter.

What are people from Laos called?

The correct term for people that live in Laos is ‘Laotian‘. The term ‘indigenous peoples’ is not used by the Laotian government. Instead, they refer to non-Lao people as ‘ethnic minorities’.

What does Lao mean?

What does LAO stand for?

Rank Abbr. Meaning
LAO Local Area Office
LAO Location Administrative Officer
LAO Limited Attack Option
LAO Local Area Operations

What religion is Laos?

Theravada Buddhism is the dominant religion of the ethnic or “lowland” Lao, who constitute 53.2 percent of the overall population. According to the LFNC and MOHA, the remainder of the population comprises at least 48 ethnic minority groups, most of which practice animism and ancestor worship.

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