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Type Political Subdivision & Settlement
Usage Thai
Scripts ปัตตานี(Thai)

Meaning & History

Most likely from Pattani Malay pata ni meaning "this beach" (compare standard Malay pantai ini). Alternately, it may have come from Sanskrit पत्नी (patni) meaning "mistress, lady, wife" or from Malay petani meaning "farmer". This is the name of a province and city in Thailand.
Added 9/15/2020 by HL
Edited 9/10/2021 by HL