New text adopted in 1975
Words by SISANA SISANE (1922-)
Xatlao tangtae dayma lao thookthunana xeutxoosootchay,
Huamhaeng huamchit huamchay samakkhikan pen kamlang diao.
Detdiao phomkan kaona booxa xükiat khong lao,
Songseum xaysit pen chao laothook xonphao sameu pabkan.
Bo hay foong chackkaphat lae phuak khayxat khaomalob kuan,
Lao thangmuan xoo ekkalat itsalaphab khong xatlao vay,
Tatsin chay soo xing ao xay phaxat kaopay soo khuam vatthana.
For all time the Lao people have glorified their Fatherland,
United in heart, spirit and vigour as one.
Resolutely 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.