Isan

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See also: isan and isän

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From Thai อีสาน (ii-sǎan) (same in Isan), claimed to be from Sanskrit ईशान (Īśāna, Shiva of the northeast).

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Isan

  1. A large region of northeast Thailand, on the Khorat Plateau.
  2. The language of the Isan people (between Lao and Thai, and sometimes considered a dialect of Lao, although it is written in Thai script).

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Isan pl (plural only)

  1. The ethnic Lao people who have traditionally lived in Isan.

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Isan (not comparable)

  1. Of, from, or pertaining to Isan, the Isan people or the Isan language.

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