Nyiaj Tub Vang


Brief Life History of Nyiaj Tub

When Nyiaj Tub Vang was born in 1912, in Xiangkhouang, Laos, his father, Paj Ceeb Vang, was 43 and his mother, Xyo Xiong, was 13. He died in 1986, in Vientiane, Laos, at the age of 74.

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    World Events (5)


    Age 38

    United States and Britain recognize Laos as an Associated State in French Union.


    Age 39

    Indochinese Communist Party dissolves. Separate parties established in Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam.


    Age 42

    Laos gains full independence as a constitutional monarchy. Civil war breaks out between royalists and the communist group, the Pathet Lao.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Southeast Asian Neng, Pao, Yer, Chue, Chao, Doua, Mee, Kou, Chou, Yia, Chia, Ying, Kao, Seng, Tong, Yee, Chong, Youa, Houa, Thai, Soua, Blia, Toua, Koua. Vietnamese Mai, Bao, Thao, Dang, Long, Khue, Mang, Thong, Da, Hue, Kha, Khai.

    Southeast Asian (Hmong): from the name of the Vang clan of the Hmong people in Laos, China, and Vietnam; in Chinese characters it is written 王 (see Wang 1). Compare Wang 7.

    Vietnamese (Vàng): originating from old Chinese 黃, meaning ‘yellow, gold’, possibly adopted as a variant (translation equivalent) for the two Chinese-origin Vietnamese surnames Kim (derived from Chinese surname 金, meaning ‘gold’) or Hoang (derived from Chinese surname 黃, meaning ‘yellow’). Also possibly from the Hmong people, see 1 above.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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