Meaning of Thailand

Thai•land

Pronunciation: (tī'land", -lund), [key]
— n.
  1. Formerly,a kingdom in SE Asia: official name of Siam 1939–45 and since 1949. 40,000,000; 198,242 sq. mi. (513,445 sq. km). Cap.: Bangkok.
  2. Also calledan arm of the South China Sea, S of Thailand.
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