Our Laotian translation team consists of
Laotian or Lao is a tonal language of the Kradai language family. Laotian is the official language of Laos, and also spoken in the northeast of Thailand, where it is typically called the Isan language. It is the primary language of the Lao people, as well as an important second language for other ethnic groups in Laos and in Isan. As of 2006, there was an estimated 5.23 million Laotian speakers, or roughly 20 million if Isan speakers are also included. Like all languages in Laos, Laotian is written in an abugida script. While there is no official standard of Laotian, the Vientiane dialect has become the de facto standard for the language. The Laotian language descended from the Tai languages spoken in the region now occupied by southern China and northern Vietnam. Due to Han expansion, Mongol invasion pressures, and search for lands more suitable for wet-rice cultivation, the Tai peoples moved as far south as the Malay Peninsula and this oral history is preserved by local residents. Although torn between the power struggles of Siam and Vietnam, the Lao people were able to create a cohesive identity and integrate their dialects into a common language today known as Laotian or Lao.
LOCATIONS OF OUR EXTERNAL TRANSLATORS:
Ayutthaya (TH), Bangkok (TH), Chiang Mai (TH), Hat Yai (TH), Kanchanburi (TH), Nonthaburi (TH), Pathum Thani (TH), Vientiane (LA),