Thai Submitted Place Names

Thai names are used in the country of Thailand in southeastern Asia.
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ANGKARA อังการา (Settlement) Korean, Thai
Korean and Thai form of ANKARA.
ASERBAICHAN อาเซอร์ไบจาน (Country) Thai
Thai form of AZERBAIJAN.
BAKU บากู (Settlement) Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Belarusian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, English, Finnish, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Kyrgyz, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uyghur
From Azerbaijani Bakı from Persian باکو (bâku), which is of uncertain meaning. One popular etymology suggests that it means "wind-pounded city" from Persian باد (bâd) meaning "wind" and کوبیدن (kubidan) meaning "to pound, to beat" (given in reference to the area's storms and high winds)... [more]
BALI บาหลี (Political Subdivision & Island) Indonesian, Balinese, Acehnese, Javanese, Malay, Minangkabau, Sundanese, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Chinese, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Hindi, Italian, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu
From Sanskrit बलि (bali) meaning "offering, tribute". This is the name of an island and province in Indonesia.
BANGKOK บางกอก (Settlement) Thai, Afrikaans, Armenian, Bashkir, Bosnian, Chechen, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Ingush, Italian, Karakalpak, Kazakh, Korean, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Lao, Macedonian, Malay, Mongolian, Norwegian, Ossetian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Tatar, Turkish, Uzbek
From Thai บางกอก (baang-gòk), believed to be derived from บาง (baang) meaning "community, village, settlement" and กอก (gòk) meaning "olive", possibly used in reference to the olive trees that grew around the area... [more]
CHAKATA จาการ์ตา (Settlement) Thai
Thai form of JAKARTA.
DAPLIN ดับลิน (Settlement) Thai
Thai form of DUBLIN.
DENPASA เด็นปาซาร์ (Settlement) Thai
Thai form of DENPASAR.
DUCHANBE ดูชานเบ (Settlement) Thai
Thai form of DUSHANBE.
HANOI ฮานอย (Settlement) Afrikaans, Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, Georgian, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Kurdish, Lao, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish
From Vietnamese Hà Nội from Sino-Vietnamese 河內 (Hà Nội). The name is derived from Chinese 河內 (Hénèi) meaning "inside the river", from 河 (hé) meaning "river" and 內 (nèi) meaning "inside, interior", so named because of the area's location within the Red River... [more]
INDONISIA อินโดนีเซีย (Country) Greek, Thai
Greek and Thai form of INDONESIA.
ISLAMABAT อิสลามาบาด (Settlement) Thai
Thai form of ISLAMABAD.
ISTANBUL อิสตันบูล (Settlement) Arabic, Avar, Bashkir, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Buryat, Croatian, Czech, Danish, English, Faroese, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Tatar, Thai, Tuvan, Urdu, Uyghur, Uzbek, Yakut
From Turkish İstanbul, which comes from a misinterpretation of the Medieval Greek phrase εἰς τὴν Πόλιν (eis tḗn pólin) meaning "to the City", a colloquial name for the city of Constantinople (reflecting its status as the only major city in the vicinity)... [more]
IYIP อียิปต์ (Country) Thai
Thai form of EGYPT.
KASAN คาซาน (Settlement) Danish, German, Icelandic, Luxembourgish, Thai
Form of KAZAN.
KATA กาตาร์ (Country) Burmese, Lao, Thai
Burmese, Lao, and Thai form of QATAR.
KLANTAN กลันตัน (Political Subdivision) Thai
Thai form of KELANTAN.
KOMODO โกโมโด (Settlement & Island) Indonesian, Javanese, Malay, Azerbaijani, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Ukrainian
Meaning uncertain, possibly from the name of a local ethnic group. This is the name of an island and village in eastern Indonesia.
KRUNG THEP กรุงเทพฯ (Settlement) Thai, English
Means "city of gods" from Thai กรุง (grung) meaning "city" and เทพ (tâyp) meaning "god, deity", used as a shortened form of KRUNG THEP MAHA NAKHON.
KRUNG THEP MAHA NAKHON กรุงเทพมหานคร (Settlement) Thai
Means "city of gods, great city" from Thai กรุง (grung) meaning "city", เทพ (tâyp) meaning "god, deity", มหา (má-hăa) meaning "grand, great", and นคร (ná-kon) meaning "city"... [more]
LAO ลาว (Country) Lao, Thai
Lao and Thai form of LAOS.
LIBIA ลิเบีย (Country) Albanian, Armenian, Georgian, Italian, Lao, Polish, Spanish, Thai
Form of LIBYA.
LISBON ลิสบอน (Settlement) Crimean Tatar, English, Indonesian, Malay, Thai
From Portuguese Lisboa derived from Latin Olisīpō, which is of uncertain meaning. Folk etymologies state that it comes from the name Odysseus or Ulysses, though it may have been derived from Phoenician ʿlyṣ ʿbʾ or ʿaliṣ-ʿuboʾ meaning "safe harbour"... [more]
MAKKA มักกะฮ์ (Settlement) Arabic, Avar, Bashkir, Burmese, Chechen, Hindi, Ingush, Lak, Marathi, Nepali, Swahili, Tajik, Tatar, Telugu, Thai, Urdu, Uzbek
Arabic alternate transcription of MAKKAH as well as the form of MECCA used in various languages.
MALDIF มัลดีฟส์ (Country) Arabic, Thai
Arabic and Thai form of MALDIVES. The Arabic name is usually written with the definite article: المالديف (al-Maldif).
MALI มาลี (Country) Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Latvian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malay, Mongolian, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Tatar, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uzbek
From the name of the Mali Empire, which was derived from Mandinka or Bambara mali meaning "hippopotamus" or "the place where the king lives". This is the name of a landlocked country in West Africa.
MANILA มะนิลา (Settlement) Cebuano, Ilocano, Maranao, Arabic, Armenian, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, English, Finnish, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Thai, Ukrainian
From Tagalog Maynila which comes from the term may-nilà meaning "where indigo is found", ultimately from Sanskrit नील (nī́la) referring to the indigo plant. This is the name of the capital city of the Philippines.
MEDAN เมดัน (Settlement) Indonesian, Batak, Malay, Minangkabau, Afrikaans, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Kyrgyz, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uzbek
Possibly from Tamil மைதானம் (maidhāṉam) meaning "ground, field", of Malay origin. This is the name of a city in Indonesia and the capital of North Sumatra province.
NEPIDO เนปยีดอ (Settlement) Thai
Thai form of NAYPYIDAW.
NU-SULTAN นูร์-ซุลตัน (Settlement) Thai
Thai form of NUR-SULTAN.
PADANG ปาดัง (Settlement) Minangkabau, Acehnese, Balinese, Indonesian, Javanese, Malay, Sundanese, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Uzbek
Means "field, plain" in Indonesian. This is the name of a city in West Sumatra province, Indonesia.
PAKKING ปักกิ่ง (Settlement) Lao, Thai
Lao and Thai form of BEIJING.
RABAT ราบัต (Settlement) Arabic, Afrikaans, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bosnian, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian
From Arabic الرباط (ar-rabāṭ) meaning "the ribat", referring to a type of fortification used during the Muslim conquest of the Maghreb. It is also used as a shortened form of the city's Arabic nickname, رِبَاط الفَتْح (ribāṭu l-fatḥ), which means "fortification of conquest, fortification of victory"... [more]
SAHARA ซาฮารา (Country & Region) Afrikaans, Armenian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Hindi, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Korean, Kurdish, Macedonian, Malay, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Norwegian, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Telugu, Thai, Turkmen, Yiddish
Derived from Arabic صَحَارَى‎ (ṣaḥārā) meaning "deserts", the plural of صَحْرَاء (ṣaḥrāʾ) meaning "desert". This is the name of a desert in Northern Africa as well as a disputed territory and semi-independent state (Western Sahara).
SAKREP ซาเกร็บ (Settlement) Thai
Thai form of ZAGREB.
SAUDIARABIA ซาอุดีอาระเบีย (Country) Korean, Thai
Korean and Thai form of SAUDI ARABIA.
SIANGHAI เซี่ยงไฮ้ (Settlement) Lao, Thai
Lao and Thai form of SHANGHAI.
SULAWESI สุลาเวสี, ซูลาเวซี (Island) Indonesian, Balinese, Banjar, Buginese, Javanese, Malay, Minangkabau, Sundanese, Afrikaans, Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, German, Italian, Norwegian, Romanian, Slovak, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish
Probably means "iron island" in an uncertain South Sulawesi language, from sula (cognate with Indonesian pulau) meaning "island" and mesi (Indonesian besi) meaning "iron"... [more]
SULU ซูลู (Political Subdivision, Region & Body of Water) Cebuano, Ilocano, Pampangan, Tagalog, Arabic, Azerbaijani, Chinese, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Persian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek
From Suluk, the Malay name for the Tausug people, in turn derived from Tausug Tau Sūg meaning "people of the current", from tau meaning "man, person" and sūg meaning "(sea) current, flow of water"... [more]
SURABAYA ซูราบายา (Settlement) Indonesian, Javanese, Acehnese, Balinese, Minangkabau, Sundanese, Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Persian, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek
From Javanese ꦯꦸꦫꦧꦪ (shurabaya), derived from ꦯꦸꦫ (shura) meaning "white shark" and ꦧꦪ (baya) meaning "crocodile". The name comes from 12th-century Javanese monarch Jayabaya, who foresaw a fight between a white shark and crocodile (which might have been referring to a Mongol invasion of Java in the late 13th century)... [more]
THACHIKISTHAN ทาจิกิสถาน (Country) Thai
Thai form of TAJIKISTAN.
UFA อูฟา (Settlement & River) Russian, Albanian, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Buryat, Chechen, Crimean Tatar, Croatian, Czech, Danish, English, Estonian, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kyrgyz, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Mongolian, Norwegian, Ossetian, Polish, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Tatar, Thai, Turkish, Udmurt, Ukrainian, Uzbek
From Bashkir Өфө (Öfö), which is of uncertain origin and meaning. It may be derived from the Iranian root ap meaning "water". This is the name of the capital city of Bashkortostan as well a river that runs through the Ural Mountains... [more]
WIANGCHAN เวียงจันทน์ (Settlement) Lao, Thai
Lao and Thai form of VIENTIANE.
WIATNAM เวียดนาม (Settlement) Lao, Thai
Lao and Thai form of VIETNAM.
YANGKUNG ย่างกุ้ง (Settlement) Lao, Thai
Lao and Thai form of YANGON.
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