Laotian Name Generator

This generator will send you 15 random Laotian names and surnames. Laos is a nation with a population of approximately 6.8 million people in South-East Asia. Lao, Hmong and Khmu are the official languages. Laos has a tumultuous past that has led to many cultural influences from elsewhere that today have an important effect on Laotian culture. As regards names, the order of the Laotian name is the same as in most Western countries, namely first person and last surname. However, although the surname is used on official papers, in formal circumstances you can always refer to someone by his / her personal name (plus any honorary titles, etc). Apart from formal circumstances, many Laotians would use surnames rather than use their personal names to refer to each other. These names may seem offensive to outsiders, particularly if taken out of context. Names like 'fatty' are popular, but this nickname is given only to skinny girls, like most other nicknames, often in jest.

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The Laotian people are known as the Lao - a nationality of the Lao ethnic group. They are native to the Lao people of Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. A population of over 6.7 million, Laos is located in Central Asia, on the border with China and North Korea. Laos, which was known as Vientiane (pronounced 'Vey-en') before independence in the early 1990s, is one of the most politically stable countries in Southeast Asia. Laos is divided into provinces, which are headed by a government, and each province has at least three provinces.

Laos' history dates back to several thousand years, when it was part of the Khmer Empire (also known as the Golden Horde) and the Laos Empire. Over time, Laos changed its name from Vientiane to Luang Prabang, but remained independent until the French brought the first modern-day missionaries to Laos. While the history of Laos is complex and deeply rooted, there are some well-known figures in Laos culture. Former king and former prime minister of Laos, Prince Sihanouk, was the last communist leader of Laos before it became an independent country. Prince Sihanouk was a close ally of Vietnam's former leader, President Diem. Other notable Laos figures include former president and current prime minister, Dok Thanh; former U.N. secretary general, Kofi Annan; former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright; former Laotian Premier, Thich Nhat Hanh; and, of course, former President, Luong Phuc.

Laos' economy is largely agricultural and relies on livestock and rice for food, while the Mekong River and Laotian waters provide a rich agricultural base. The Laotian people speak many different languages including Vang Nga, Lao, and Khmer. Most are Lao speakers, but many speak Khmer or Vietnamese as their native language. Laos is also a major exporter of seafood, especially crab and shrimp. Many are known to have very thick skins, making them very difficult to catch on the beach. This, in part, explains the reputation of the Laotian for being stingy eaters!

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