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Bassak
"The Kingdom of Laos" or "Lao Peoples Democratic Republic" which sounds better?
ham_let
doesn't it depend on what you're talking about?

if you're refering to the current country of laos and the extent of it's borders, it's laos PDR

if you're talking about lanxang, then it's the kingdom of laos

if you're talking about the entire history of the country and its people, you'd probably be better off just calling it laos.

or do you mean something deeper when you say the word 'sounds'?
Bassak
it all deepens on what direction you bow your head.
ham_let
ah, i see now.

since i'm not lao i'll refrain from answering this question then. icon_redface.gif
babyshanker
kinda offtopic but i was reading the beerlao website and it said laos also known as 'the land of smiles', nad if im not mistaken thailand is also known as land of smiles. wtf.

what about land of a million elephants.
xxxxmoogle
yeah, it should be land of a million elephants since that is what Lanxang means embarassedlaugh.gif

Lanxang=a million elephants

or just the "a million elephants part" icon_smile.gif
Manleow
maybe Kingdom of Lao, or the Lao Kingdom,

since the "s" is suppose to be silent, "French"

its Lao PDR, not Laos PDR, example

Million Elephant, Maybe Lao has few hundred Elephant left, or a thousand

should change the name to "PonXang"
Anidaandrew
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kinda offtopic but i was reading the beerlao website and it said laos also known as 'the land of smiles', nad if im not mistaken thailand is also known as land of smiles. wtf.

what about land of a million elephants.


I don't think it fits, because it is the past and only few thousand elephants probably still left in Laos.
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