บางกอก

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Thai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Believed to be from บาง (baang, community or polity located near a narrow or small watercourse, or at the place used to such a watercourse) +‎ กอก (gɔ̀ɔk, olive), as olives were cultivated in the area.

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographicบางกอก
ɓ ā ŋ k ɒ k
Phonemicบาง-กอก
ɓ ā ŋ – k ɒ k
RomanizationPaiboonbaang-gɔ̀ɔk
Royal Institutebang-kok
(standard) IPA(key)/baːŋ˧.kɔːk̚˨˩/
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Proper noun[edit]

บางกอก (baang-gɔ̀ɔk)

  1. (now informal) Bangkok.

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