Thailand
or formerly Siam geographical name country SE Asia on Gulf of Thailand; a kingdom capital Bangkok area 198,455 square miles (513,998 square kilometers), population 57,829,000 • Thailander noun

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  • Thailand — [Wichtig (Rating 3200 5600)] Bsp.: • Spieler wie Jimmy White aus England und Stephen Hendry aus Schottland und James Watana aus Thailand …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • Thailand — er et kongedømme i Sydøstasien grænsende til Malaysia, Myanmar (tidligere Burma), Laos og Cambodia. Hovedstad: Bangkok …   Danske encyklopædi

  • Thailand — from THAI (Cf. Thai), indigenous name of the inhabitants, + LAND (Cf. land) (n.). Cf. SIAM (Cf. Siam) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Thailand — [tī′land΄, ] also [ tī′lənd] 1. country in SE Asia, on the Indochinese & Malay peninsulas: 198,114 sq mi (513,113 sq km); pop. 54,532,000; cap. Bangkok: abbrev. Thai: see INDOCHINA 2. Gulf of arm of the South China Sea, between the Malay &… …   English World dictionary

  • Thailand — Kingdom of Thailand ราชอาณาจักรไทย Ratcha Anachak Thai ประเทศไทย Prathet Thai …   Wikipedia

  • Thailand — ราชอาณาจักรไทย Ratcha Anachak Thai Königreich Thailand …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Thailand — /tuy land , leuhnd/, n. 1. Formerly, Siam. a kingdom in SE Asia: official name of Siam 1939 45 and since 1949. 59,450,818; 198,242 sq. mi. (513,445 sq. km). Cap.: Bangkok. 2. Gulf of. Also called Gulf of Siam. an arm of the South China Sea, S of… …   Universalium

  • Thailand — <p></p> <p></p> Introduction ::Thailand <p></p> Background: <p></p> A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid 14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian… …   The World Factbook

  • Thailand — Siam (veraltet) * * * Thai|land; s: Staat in Hinterindien. * * * Thailand,     Kurzinformation:   Fläche: 513 115 km2   Einwohner: (2000) 61,2 Mio.   Hauptstadt: Bangko …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Thailand —    Contemporary Thailand is a predominantly Theravada Buddhist country, where Hinduism, ani mism, Islam, and Christianity are also practiced. The Hindu minority constitutes only about 1 percent of the population. Nevertheless, the his toric… …   Encyclopedia of Hinduism

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