Thái Lan

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Vietnamese[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Thai ไทย (Thai). The tone on "Thái" was influenced by the Sino-Vietnamese reading of (SV thái), the character which was part of the Chinese name 泰國 (Tàiguó, "Thailand"). "Lan" is by analogy with other Sino-Vietnamese countries names containing "Lan" (e.g. Ba Lan - 波蘭 ("Poland"), Phần Lan - 芬蘭 ("Finland")), which is from Chinese (lán), which was used to transcribe -land in European country names.

Proper noun[edit]

Thái Lan

  1. Thailand