By: Bryant Miller
19° N, 102° E
Location on world map
A bit under China, and almost on the edge of the water.
27 basic consonants, and 6 compound consonants in the Lao language. The consonants are divide into three groups according to their tone. 28 vowels in the Lao language. And finally 10 numerals
Traditional Food, Music and Dress
Men wear a pullover shirt, and blue jeans, during festivals they wear traditional pa salong, ankle length pair of pants shaped from a single piece of silk is wrapped around the waist, brought through the legs, and tucked in at the back.
Farmers wear pa khao, a wide band of cotton cloth can be folded to fit the need of the moment
Women wear the sinh, it is a one yard wide and 2 yard long sewn to a border interlaced with with gold and silver, and is worn wrapped and tucked around the waist, a wide belt holds it in place, above the sinh the women wear a put on a solid-color blouse and sometimes use a shaw over the left shoulder
It is common to go barefoot, especially in the village or at home.
Lam-Mor and Lam-Lam Luang are the top music types in Lao