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Published on May 5, 2010
"Pheng Xat Lao" was composed by Dr. Thongdy Sounthonevichit (1905-1968) in 1941 and adopted as the national anthem of the Kingdom of Laos in 1947. The original lyrics were replaced when the Lao People's Democratic Republic was established in 1975 by new lyrics written by Sisana Sisane.
Xatlao tangtae dayma lao thookthuan na xeutxoo sootchay, Huamhaeng huamchit huamchay samakkhikan pen kamlang diao. Detdiao phomkan kaona booxa xukiat khong lao, Songseum xaysit pen chao laothook xonphao sameu pabkan. Bo hay Fung chackkaphat lae phuak khayxat khaomalob kuan, Lao thangmuan xoo ekkalat itsalaphab khong xatlao vai, Tatsin chay soo xing ao xay Pa Sad kaopay soo khuam vatthana.  English translation
For all time the Lao people have glorified their Fatherland, United in heart, spirit and vigour as one. Resolutely moving forwards, Respecting and increasing the dignity of the Lao people And proclaiming the right to be their own masters. The Lao people of all origins are equal And will no longer allow imperialists and traitors to harm them. The entire people will safeguard the independence And the freedom of the Lao nation. They are resolved to struggle for victory In order to lead the nation to prosperity.