chapter  9
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Neuropsychology of Laotian Americans

ByDaryl Fujii

Laos is a Southeast Asian country that is slightly larger than the state of Utah. It is bordered by Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, China, and Vietnam. The northern part of the country is mountainous, while much of the southern part is lowlands, except for the southeast border with Vietnam, which is also mountainous. Historically, Laotians have been farmers, although there are some natural resources, such as copper, gold, and wood. Many, particularly in the less fertile mountain areas, have been sustenance farmers engaging in slash-and-burn farming.