A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

LAOS

Sat, 9 Jul '22
Home of the Plain of Jars, a UNESCO World Heritage site
Sun, 11 Jul '21
Where "khop jai" means "thank you"
Sat, 22 May '21
So-called "Land of a Million Elephants"
Mon, 8 Feb '21
Vientiane's land