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Name Siam
Type Country
Usage English, Khmer
Scripts សៀម(Khmer)
Pronounced Pron. /saɪ.ˈæm/(English) /ˈsaɪ.æm/(English) /ˈsiəm/(Khmer)
Other Forms FormsSiem (Khmer)
Edit Status Status3. usages AND description are verified

Meaning & History

From Portuguese Sciam, which was derived from Thai สยาม (sayam) of contested origin. It may have come from Pali suvaṇṇabhūmi meaning "land of gold", from Sanskrit श्याम (shyama) meaning "dark, black, blue" or from Mon ရာမည (ramanya) meaning "stranger". This is a historical name for Thailand.
Added 4/21/2017 by anonymous