Publication of the Book of Mormon in Lao Announced

Contributed By By Monica Lunardelli, Church News and Events

  • 26 September 2012

Lao-speaking members of the Church now have available to them the full translation of the Book of Mormon, six years after Laos was dedicated by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland in 2006.

Article Highlights

  • Copies of the Book of Mormon in Lao are available online at and
  • Around 4,500 Church members speak Lao.
  • Selections of the Book of Mormon were first published in Lao in 1982.

The First Presidency recently announced the publication of the full Book of Mormon in Lao. The book of scripture will be a valuable resource for over 4,500 Church members who speak the language in Laos, Thailand, and in smaller groups in the United States and Canada.

The new language translation is available in softcover through local Church distribution centers and online at (item 35607331) and The book will soon be available on the Gospel Library and Book of Mormon mobile apps.

Prior to the full version of the Book of Mormon being made available, Lao-speaking members used the Selections of the Book of Mormon in Lao, which were first published in September 1982.