Thai language factsheet

Written on 1 November, 2022

Thai is a Tai language of the Kra-Dai language family spoken by Central Thai people and is the national language of Thailand.

Five interesting facts about the Thai language:

1. Thai is sometimes referred to as Siamese.

2. There are around 40 million speakers worldwide.

3. The first recorded example of the Thai language is thought to be a stone inscription dating back to 1292 AD.

4. Thai borrows many words from English, especially terms that relate to science and technology.

5. Body language is important in Thai conversation.

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