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Lao Proverbs

If you walk behind someone big, the dogs won't bite you. Don't take lice from someone else's hair, and put it in your own hair.

Every culture has its proverbs, and many are shared with other cultures. Here are 30 bits of wisdom from Ounla's longer Lao Proverbs Coloring Book, colorfully illustrated so that a new generation can learn the wisdom of our ancestors.

by Ounla Santi
First published in 2010 :: Lao language :: 32 pages :: Paperback :: A6

This book was made possible with support from the Australian Embassy in Vientiane, Manoj and Bory Paul and A Sing (USA, Cambodia, India), and Peggy Horn (Australia). Thank you!

Samples pages from our book: Lao Proverbs


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