Thai

Thai is the national and official language of Thailand and the mother tongue of the Thai people, Thailand's dominant ethnic group. Thai belongs to the Tai-Kadai language family. The Tai-Kadai languages are thought to have originated in what is now southern China.

Map of Thai language speakers.
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Map of Thai language speakers.

Basic stats

Total speakers: 60-65 million

Main Countries: Thailand, North Malaysia

Alternate names: Isan, Isaan, Issan, Thai Isaan

ISO 639-3 Code: tha


Language Sample


Some proverbs in Thai:

?ระต่ายหมายจันทร์
A rabbit aims for the moon(= Don't aim at the impossibilities; get grounded)

?ำ?พงมีหู ประตูมีตา
Walls have ears; doors have eyes

ปิดทองหลังพระ
Cover the back of an image of Buddha with gold leaf(= Referring to those who help others behind the scene, not desiring credits or recognition)

Product Availability

The following products are currently available in Thai:

  • For Consumers

(Coming soon)

Sources

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