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Definitions for Thailand
ˈtaɪˌlænd, -ləndtha·iland

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Thailand, Kingdom of Thailand, Siamnoun

    a country of southeastern Asia that extends southward along the Isthmus of Kra to the Malay Peninsula

    "Thailand is the official name of the former Siam"

Wiktionary

  1. Thailandnoun

    Country in Southeast Asia. Official name: Kingdom of Thailand. Its capital is Bangkok. Former name: Siam.

  2. Etymology: ไทย, from ไท

Wikipedia

  1. Thailand

    Thailand ( TY-land, TY-lənd), historically known as Siam () and officially the Kingdom of Thailand, is a country in Southeast Asia, located at the centre of the Indochinese Peninsula, spanning 513,120 square kilometres (198,120 sq mi), with a population of almost 70 million. The country is bordered to the north by Myanmar and Laos, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and to the west by the Andaman Sea and the extremity of Myanmar. Thailand also shares maritime borders with Vietnam to the southeast, and Indonesia and India to the southwest. Bangkok is the nation's capital and largest city. Tai peoples migrated from southwestern China to mainland Southeast Asia from the 11th century. Indianised kingdoms such as the Mon, Khmer Empire and Malay states ruled the region, competing with Thai states such as the Kingdoms of Ngoenyang, Sukhothai, Lan Na and Ayutthaya, which also rivalled each other. European contact began in 1511 with a Portuguese diplomatic mission to Ayutthaya, which became a regional power by the end of the 15th century. Ayutthaya reached its peak during the 18th century, until it was destroyed in the Burmese–Siamese War. Taksin quickly reunified the fragmented territory and established the short-lived Thonburi Kingdom. He was succeeded in 1782 by Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke, the first monarch of the current Chakri dynasty. Throughout the era of Western imperialism in Asia, Siam remained the only nation in the region to avoid colonization by foreign powers, although it was often forced to make territorial, trade and legal concessions in unequal treaties. The Siamese system of government was centralised and transformed into a modern unitary absolute monarchy in the reign of Chulalongkorn. In World War I, Siam sided with the Allies, a political decision made in order to amend the unequal treaties. Following a bloodless revolution in 1932, it became a constitutional monarchy and changed its official name to Thailand, becoming an ally of Japan in World War II. In the late 1950s, a military coup under Field Marshal Sarit Thanarat revived the monarchy's historically influential role in politics. Thailand became a major ally of the United States, and played an anti-communist role in the region as a member of the failed SEATO, but from 1975 sought to improve relations with Communist China and Thailand's neighbours. Apart from a brief period of parliamentary democracy in the mid-1970s, Thailand has periodically alternated between democracy and military rule. Since the 2000s the country has been caught in continual bitter political conflict between supporters and opponents of Thaksin Shinawatra, which resulted in two coups (in 2006 and 2014), along with the establishment of its current constitution, a nominally democratic government after the 2019 Thai general election, and large pro-democracy protests in 2020–2021 which included unprecedented demands to reform the monarchy. Since 2019, it has been nominally a parliamentary constitutional monarchy; in practice, however, structural advantages in the constitution have ensured the military's hold on power.Thailand is a middle power in global affairs and a founding member of ASEAN, and ranks very high in the Human Development Index. It has the second-largest economy in Southeast Asia and the 22nd-largest in the world by PPP. Thailand is classified as a newly industrialised economy, with manufacturing, agriculture, and tourism as leading sectors.

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  1. thailand

    Thailand, officially known as the Kingdom of Thailand, is a country located in Southeast Asia. It is bordered by Myanmar (Burma) to the northwest, Laos to the northeast, Cambodia to the southeast, and Malaysia to the south. Its capital city is Bangkok and the currency is the Thai Baht. The country is known for its rich cultural heritage, historical landmarks, tropical beaches, and cuisine. It is a constitutional monarchy and the majority of its population practices Buddhism.

Wikidata

  1. Thailand

    Thailand, officially the Kingdom of Thailand, formerly known as Siam, is a country located at the centre of the Indochina peninsula in Southeast Asia. It is bordered to the north by Burma and Laos, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and to the west by the Andaman Sea and the southern extremity of Burma. Its maritime boundaries include Vietnam in the Gulf of Thailand to the southeast, and Indonesia and India in the Andaman Sea to the southwest. The country is a constitutional monarchy, headed by King Rama IX, the ninth king of the House of Chakri, who, having reigned since 1946, is the world's longest-serving head of state and the longest-reigning monarch in Thai history. The king of Thailand is titled Head of State, Head of the Armed Forces, Adherent of Buddhism, and Upholder of religions. Thailand is the world's 51st-largest country in terms of total area, with an area of approximately 513,000 km², and is the 20th-most-populous country, with around 64 million people. The capital and largest city is Bangkok, which is Thailand's political, commercial, industrial and cultural hub. About 75% of the population is ethnically Thai, 14% is of Chinese origin, and 3% is ethnically Malay; the rest belong to minority groups including Mons, Khmers and various hill tribes. The country's official language is Thai. The primary religion is Buddhism, which is practiced by around 95% of the population.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Thailand in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Thailand in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Thailand in a Sentence

  1. Weerachon Sukhondhapatipak:

    It is not like all of a sudden China asks for Uighurs and we just give them back. China asked for all Uighur Muslims in Thailand to be sent back but we said we could not do it.

  2. Paul Chambers:

    The political culture of Thailand finds that royalty can not be challenged and for anyone to politically challenge this royalty, well that's simply not acceptable through the political culture, i doubt any other candidate would dare run against her.

  3. Zaw Htay:

    We haven't received any formal invitation from Thailand officially yet, and another thing, if they use the term 'Rohingya' we won't take part in it since we don't recognize this term. The Myanmar government has been protesting against the use of it all along.

  4. Choo Chiang:

    You see young kids in Thailand having the same reaction as to what kids had 20 years before, theyre emulating his swing. Theyre just in full awe of Tiger.

  5. Euben Paracuelles:

    They would require a lot of foreign experts to help set it up, to bring in the intellectual capital, for that to happen you will need to provide a lot of incentives and reasons for them to be based in Thailand. It is not going to happen overnight.

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