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Laotian Americans are Americans who trace their ancestry to Laos. Laotian Americans are included in the larger category of Asian Americans. The major immigrant generation were generally refugees who escaped Laos during the warfare and disruption of the s, and entered refugee camps in Thailand across the Mekong River. They emigrated to the United States during the late s and throughout the s. The category of 'Laotian American', includes all ethnic groups who lived within the borders of Laos, and does not include Hmong community.
Laotian immigration to the United States started shortly after the Vietnam War. The numbers increased dramatically during the s so the census estimated that there werepeople by The group continued to grow, somewhat more slowly, toby Included are the Hmonga mountainous tribe from that country.
The states with the largest Laotian American populations including the Hmong from Laos are California 58, 0. There are about overethnic Lao in America. Approximately 8, to 11, Americans are of mixed Lao and other descent. Most were estimated to live in the West 95,followed by the South 44,Midwest 37,and Northeast 15, Cities or regions with significant Laotian-American populations include the Seattle metropolitan area enumerating 12,; 0.
Smaller Laotian communities can be found in other cities and metropolitan areas across the United States. PetersburgFloridawhere at least 1, Laotian-Americans reside. The Oaklawn-Sunview community near Wichita is In the Chicago area, there are sizable Laotian communities in the suburban cities of AuroraElginJolietand Rockford.
In central and southern California, there are communities in Fresno - also one of the largest Hmong communities outside Laos, Mercedand in Tulare County, Californiaespecially in the city of Porterville. In the s after the communist takeover of Laos, over 10, Laotians settled in central California. Many of the Laotians settled I Wont Dance - Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Ella And Louis Again Volume 1 central California to work in the farmland there.
In the Northeastthere are Laotian communities spread across the New England Simple And Clean - Utada* - This Is The One. According to data collected by the American government in Buddhism is the basis and religion practiced in Laos.
Lao Buddhism shares similar beliefs with Theravada Buddhism. Lao Buddhism believes in animist beliefs, which is the belief of spiritual essence possessed in objects and creatures. Buddhism located in rural parts of Dark Forces (Claude Young Mix) - Various - Soma Case Logic believe in the belief of ancestral spirits, which is the belief of souls and spirits from afterlife.
Although Buddhism is the primary religion practiced in Laos, there are some who practice Christianity. Laotian-American populations have constructed numerous Buddhist temples, called vat or wat. Over time, the congregation donates money to customize and add on to the facility, as well as to add fine artwork and craftsmanship, resulting in a Laotian Buddhist temple that has some traditional features. With the growth of Laotian communities in more diverse areas, they have moved to and constructed Flowers For Laos - Full Circle - Myth America in rural areas, such as Lane Xang Village, located between Lafayette and New Iberia in Louisiana.
The English-language magazine is geared toward the younger generation of the Laotian-American community. Published in San Diego by a small volunteer staff, the magazine has reached widespread national circulation within the Laotian-American community. The Castle Of Dromor (Lullaby) - Various - The Drones And The Chanters (Irish Pipering) the publication ceased, former staff member and Yale University graduate Siamphone Louankang created the popular online magazine LaoAmericans.
Flowers For Laos - Full Circle - Myth America portrays the epic of a family forced to emigrate from Laos after the chaos of the secret air war waged by the U. Kuras spent 23 years chronicling the family's journey in this film.
C" Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. They are also part of the breakdance crew "The Calamities", which they created in Some Laotian Americans have achieved notable success in badminton competition, including Khan Malaythong. This is a list of notable Laotian Americansincluding both original immigrants who obtained American citizenship and their American descendants.
To be included in this list, the person must have a Wikipedia article showing they are Laotian American or must have references showing they are Laotian American and are notable. Census Bureau definition of Asians refers to a person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Main article: Buddhism in Laos. See also: Religion in Laos. Laos portal United States portal.
Flowers For Laos - Full Circle - Myth America February 14, Los Angeles Times. Retrieved Retrieved 9 January Retrieved 17 March Pfeifer, PhD. Asian concentration upward boundSt.
Petersburg TimesApril 9, In Elgin, a quiet community is raising its voiceChicago TribuneOctober 1, Archived from the original on American Community Survey. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 29 December Laotian American National Alliance.
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