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Thai leid

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ภาษาไทย, Phasa Thai
EthnicityCentral Thai, Thai Chinese, Malaysian Siamese
Native speakers
20–36 million (2000)[1]
44 million L2 speakers with Lanna, Isan, Southern Thai, Northern Khmer[1]
Offeecial status
Offeecial leid in
Recognised minority
leid in
Regulatit biRoyal Society of Thailand
Leid codes
ISO 639-1th
ISO 639-2tha
ISO 639-3tha
A native Thai speaker, recordit in Bangkok

Thai (ภาษาไทย Phasa Thai[4] [pʰāːsǎːtʰāj] ( listen)) is the naitional an offeecial leid o Thailand an the native leid o the Thai fowk, Thailand's dominant ethnic group. Thai is a member o the Tai group o the Tai-Kadai leid faimily. Historical linguists hinnae can definitively link the Tai-Kadai leids tae ony ither leid faimily. Some wirds in Thai is borraed frae Pali, Sanskrit an Auld Khmer. It is a tonal an analytic leid. Thai haes a complex orthography an relational markers an aa. Thai is mutually intelligible wi Lao[5].


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  1. a b Thai at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. "Languages of ASEAN". Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  3. Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Thai". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
  4. Royal Thai General Seestem o Transcription: phasa thai; ISO 11940 transliteration: p̣hās̄ʹāthịy
  5. Ausbau and Abstand languages (in Inglis)