อำเภอ

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Khmer ʼaṃbe(area; district; region). Compare Pre-Angkorian Old Khmer ʼaṃve; Modern Khmer អំពើ(qâmpeu).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic อำเภอ
ɒ å e bʰ ɒ
Phonemic อำ-เพอ
ɒ å – e b ɒ
Paiboon am-pəə
(Bangkok) IPA(key) /ʔäm˧.pʰɤː˧/

Noun[edit]

อำเภอ ‎(am-pəə) ‎(classifier แห่ง)

  1. area; district; locality; place; region; spot; territory.
  2. (law) district: administrative division of Thailand, subordinate to จังหวัด(jang-wàt, province), divided into กิ่งอำเภอ(minor district) or ตำบล(dtam-bon, subdistrict), and governed by นายอำเภอ.
  3. (colloquial) district office: building where the administration of a district is housed.

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