Earlier today whilst doing a bit of research into the history of Ayodtya/Ayuthaya I stumbled on a documentary about the history of Laos. Lo and behold I was intrigued as to what the Laos government has been teaching the people and why do so many of these Laomeritards seem to think the same thing.
For some strange reason the Lao hold on to the belief that they were named from the Ai Lao mountians. This has already been proven wrong as it is only an assumption based on the last part of the word. There has been no recorded use of a Tai tribe being called Lao prior to the time of the Ramkhamhaeng stele, so a progenitor tribe being called Ai Lao would not have been possible.
The kingdom of Nanchao wold have also had at least one kingdom or tribe that even ressembled that name but saddly it does not. No other Tai tribe has ever identified with being Lao. And no the Liao people have never called themselves Lao. They have always identified themselves as "Lin" or "Jin".
Lao people is a break away group of the Tai Yuan aka Tai Muang. Their language is almost exactly the same dialect. Their lineage also follows the same route as being descended from Tai kings of the same line.
I wouldn't even have to go through the rest of the garbage that was in the documentary because everything is based on the simple idea that Laos come from Ai Lao tribe.
I think we should start a campaign to educate these Laos about their true identity and culture. Perhaps they will learn something and begin to accept who they are and where they come from. Their government isn't giving them much help. Typical communist regime brainwashing to try and solidify the national identity.
Laos trollls should take note. Perhaps you will learn something and stop embarassing yourselves.