Mastering Turkmen 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 Lao 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 Turkmen in Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkey, and Uzbekistan.
Number of native speakers is about 5,900,000.
Number of fluent speakers is about 8,119,000. The biggest country in which Turkmen is used as a native language is Turkmenistan.
Native speakers of Lao are mostly from Laos and are about 3,000,000 people.
Lao are spoken fluently by 3,200,000 people.
The language is spoken in Laos, Thailand, Australia, Cambodia, Canada, France, Thailand, and USA..
Turkmen came from Southwestern Turkic branch of the Altaic language family.
Tai-Kadai language family is the origin of Lao language.