นครราชสีมา

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Thai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From นคร (ná-kɔɔn, city) +‎ ราช (râat, royal) +‎ สีมา (sǐi-maa, border; boundary); literally "city [which is a] royal border [of the Ayutthaya Kingdom]"; believed to have been adapted from the names of the two ancient city-states located in the area, โคราช (koo-râat) and เสมา (sěe-maa).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographicนครราชสีมา
n g r r ā d͡ʑ s ī m ā
Phonemic
นะ-คอน-ราด-ชะ-สี-มา
n a – g ɒ n – r ā ɗ – d͡ʑ a – s ī – m ā
RomanizationPaiboonná-kɔɔn-râat-chá-sǐi-maa
Royal Institutena-khon-rat-cha-si-ma
(standard) IPA(key)/na˦˥.kʰɔːn˧.raːt̚˥˩.t͡ɕʰa˦˥.siː˩˩˦.maː˧/(R)

Proper noun[edit]

นครราชสีมา (ná-kɔɔn-râat-chá-sǐi-maa)

  1. (จังหวัด~) Nakhon Ratchasima, a province in northeastern Thailand.

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