อำเภอ

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographicอำเภอ
ɒ å e bʰ ɒ
Phonemicอำ-เพอ
ɒ å – e b ɒ
RomanizationPaiboonam-pəə
Royal Instituteam-phoe
(standard) IPA(key)/ʔam˧.pʰɤː˧/

Noun[edit]

อำเภอ (am-pəə) (classifier แห่ง or อำเภอ)

  1. area; district; locality; place; region; spot; territory.
  2. (Thai government) district: administrative subdivision of จังหวัด (jang-wàt, province), divided into กิ่งอำเภอ (minor districts) or ตำบล (dtam-bon, subdistricts), and governed by นายอำเภอ (naai-am-pəə).
  3. (colloquial) district office: building where the administration of a district is housed.

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