Usage Thai, Afrikaans, Armenian, Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Korean, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Lao, Macedonian, Malay, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Turkish, Uzbek
Scripts บางกอก(Thai) Բանգկոկ(Armenian) Бангкок(Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Mongolian Cyrillic, Russian, Serbian, Tajik, Uzbek Cyrillic) بانگكوك(Kazakh Arabic) 방콕(Korean Hangul) بانکۆک(Kurdish Sorani) ບາງກອກ(Lao) بڠكوق(Malay Jawi)
Pronounced Pron. bang-KAWK(Thai, Czech, British English) BAHNG-kawk(Dutch) BANG-kawk(American English, German, Polish) BAHN-KAWK(French) BAWNG-kok(Hungarian) PANG-KOK(Korean) bun-KOK(Russian) bangg-KOK(Spanish) [key·IPA]
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Meaning & History
Believed to be derived from Thai บาง (bang) meaning "community, village, settlement" and กอก (kok) meaning "olive", possibly used in reference to the olive trees that grew around the area. This is the name of the capital city of Thailand primarily used in foreign languages; the city is formally called กรุงเทพมหานคร (Krung Thep Maha Nakhon) or กรุงเทพ (Krung Thep) in Thai.