Thai Background

With its capital of Bangkok, the Kingdom of Thailand, formerly called Siam, is located in Southeast Asia. This constitutional monarchy, strongly based on Buddhist tradition, is considered the only Southeast Asian nation that has never been colonized by Europe. Thailand is the world’s largest exporter of jasmine rice, famous for kite flying, coconut milk and Thai curry. It is a popular tourist destination for its Buddhist temples, tropical islands of Phuket and Krabi, and sandy beaches at the Andaman Sea. As a part of the Tai-Kadai language family, Thai is spoken by 60 million people and it has its own Thai alphabet which evolved from Khmer script. Parents all over the world use Thai to give their child a name of profound etymology, Asian ancestry, linguistically independent, with spiritual context.