Thai People

Thai People

The Thai people, or formerly Siamese, are the main ethnic group of Thailand and are part of the larger Tai ethnolinguistic peoples found in Thailand and adjacent countries in Southeast Asia as well as southern China. Their language is the Thai language, which is classified as part of the Tai–Kadai family of languages, and the majority of Thai are followers of Theravada Buddhism.

"Thai people" usually includes Central and Southern Thai (Siamese proper), Northern Thai (Lanna) and Isan people (strictly as Lao ethnic).

The term Thai people has a loose meaning and also refers to the population of Thailand in general (though Thai Malay people consider themselves malayu), and not only to ethnic Thais.

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... Panomyong their President and termed themselves the "Promoters" (Thai ผู้ก่อการ RTGS Phu Ko Kan) ... which was later called the "Six Principles" (Thai หลักหกประการ RTGS Lak Hok Prakan), as follows, 1 ... To maintain the supreme power of the Thai people ...
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... The Thais can be broken down into various regional groups with their own regional varieties of Thai ... These groups include Central Thai (also the standard variety of the language), the Isan (more closely related to the Standard Lao of Laos than to Standard Thai), Lanna Thai and ... Modern Central Thai has become more dominant due to official government policy, which was designed to assimilate and unify the disparate Thai in spite of ethnolinguistic and cultural ties between the ...
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... Khorat Thai or Korat Thai (Thai ไทยโคราช) people refers to an ethnic group named by their main settlement area which is in Nakhon Ratchasima province, unofficially called “Korat”, of Thailand ... Korat Thai people call themselves Tai Berng (ไทยเบิ้ง), Tai Derng (ไทยเดิ้ง), or Tai Korat (ไทยโคราช) ... Tai Korat people live in three major Kingdoms the Kingdoms of Central Thai (Ayutthaya, Thonburi and Bangkok), Lao Kingdom and Cambodia Kingdom ...
Thai Society
... The Thai people, or formerly Siamese, are the main ethnic group of Thailand and are part of the larger Tai ethnolinguistic peoples found in Thailand and adjacent countries in Southeast ... Their language is the Thai language, which is classified as part of the Tai–Kadai family of languages, and the majority of Thai are followers of Theravada Buddhism ... "Thai people" usually includes Central and Southern Thai (Siamese proper), Northern Thai (Lanna) and Isan people ...

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