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Wiang is a Tai word for "fortified settlement" or "walled town, city" of Austroasiatic origin, from Proto-Austroasiatic *wa(a)ŋ[1]. This toponymic element forms part of the names of certain ancient inhabited places located in an area stretching across Northern Thailand and Laos:

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  1. ^ Shorto, H. A Mon-Khmer Comparative Dictionary, Ed. Paul Sidwell, 2006. Entry 767. p. 233