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Laos
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1. Geography and Demographics

Laos—in full, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic—is a landlocked nation in Southeast Asia dominated by jungles, with high mountains along its eastern border. Its longest borders are with Viet Nam to the east and Thailand to the west, with shorter borders also with China (north), Cambodia (south), and Myanmar (west). Ethnically, the largest groups in 2001 were the Lao Loum (or Valley Lao, 68 percent), L…

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Gern, Wolfgang, “Laos”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 21 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_L58>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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