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Lao Lom

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Lao Lom
Total population
27,000 (est.)
Regions with significant populations
Thailand, Laos
Thai, Lao
Theravada Buddhism

The Lao Lom (Thai: ลาวหล่ม, pronounced [lāːw lòm]), also called Tai Lom (ไทหล่ม, pronounced [tʰāj lòm]) or Tai Loei (ไทเลย, pronounced [tʰāj lɤ̄ːj]), are an ethnic group in Thailand and Laos. They should not be confused with the Lao Loum (lowland Lao), who make up approximately 69% of the population of Laos.

Geographic distribution

The Lao Lom have a population of approximately 27,000 spread out over the Loei, Phetchabun, Phitsanulok and Nong Khai Provinces of Thailand. There are also Lao Lom in the Bokeo Province of Laos.


The Lao Lom are known for a social way of life.



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