Our Laotian translation team consists of
Laotian is one of the Thai languages, more precisely a musical language of the Kradai language family. Laos is the official language of Laos and is also spoken in north-eastern Thailand, where it is usually called Isan language. It is the main language of the Lao people and an important second language for other ethnic groups in Laos and Isan. As of 2006, there were an estimated 5.23 million Lao-speaking speakers, or about 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),