Mastering Lao will take from you 1100 hours or 44 weeks in a class according to FSI. Difficulty category for mastering it is evaluated 2 point.
Learning Kyrgyz might seem like a overwhelming thing to do. FSI has concluded that it takes 1100 hours or 44 weeks in a class to learn the language. The difficulty point is 2.
You will most likely find people, who speaks Lao in Laos, Thailand, Australia, Cambodia, Canada, France, Thailand, and USA..
Number of native speakers is about 3,000,000.
Number of fluent speakers is about 3,200,000. The biggest country in which Lao is used as a native language is Laos.
Native speakers of Kyrgyz are mostly from Republic of Kyrgyzstan and are about 2,450,000 people.
Kyrgyz are spoken fluently by 2,900,000 people.
The language is spoken in Republic of Kyrgyzstan, fghanistan, China (close to half-a-million speakers), Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkey, and Uzbekistan.
Lao came from Tai-Kadai language family.
Turkic branch of the Altaic language family is the origin of Kyrgyz language.