The mass exodus of Laotians was a direct result of the secret war. Hundreds of thousands resettled across the globe. The United States is home to largest Laotian population, but Canada, Australia, and France are also home to significant numbers.
USA (492,203) · France (41,696) · Canada (24,580) · Australia (15,132)
"Laotian" refers to all people from Laos, including the Hmong, Mien, Khmu, and other groups.
(Data source: US Census, UN Data, and Stastics Canada)