Type Political Subdivision & Settlement
Usage Thai, Malay, Azerbaijani, Dutch, English, Finnish, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tajik, Turkish
Scripts ปัตตานี(Thai) ڤطاني(Malay Jawi) पत्तानी(Hindi) パッターニー(Japanese Katakana) Паттани(Russian, Tajik)
Other Forms FormsPattanee (Hindi), Pattānī (Japanese)
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Meaning & History
Most likely from Pattani Malay patani meaning "this beach" (compare standard Malay pantai ini). Alternately, it may have come from a Sanskrit word meaning "virgin nymph" or from Malay petani meaning "farmer". This is the name of a province and city in southern Thailand.