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Thai
ภาษาไทย phasa thai
Native toThailand
Native speakers60-65 million  (date missing)
Language family
Official status
Official language inThailand
Recognised minority language in Indonesia
 Myanmar
 Cambodia
 Laos
Regulated byThe Royal Institute
Language codes
ISO 639-1th
ISO 639-2tha
ISO 639-3tha

The Thai language is the national and official language of Thailand. It is the first language of the Thai people, Thailand's main ethnic group. Thai is closely related to the Lao language. In fact, some dialects of Thai and Lao are mutually intelligible, meaning that speakers of one language can talk with and understand speakers of the other language without knowing the other's language.

The Thai alphabet has 44 consonants: ก ข ฃ ค ฅ ฆ ง จ ฉ ช ซ ฌ ญ ฎ ฏ ฐ ฑ ฒ ณ ด ต ถ ท ธ น บ ป ผ ฝ พ ฟ ภ ม ย ร ล ว ศ ษ ส ห ฬ อ ฮ

The alphabet has Thai numbers:

  • ๑ 1
  • ๒ 2
  • ๓ 3
  • ๔ 4
  • ๕ 5
  • ๖ 6
  • ๗ 7
  • ๘ 8
  • ๙ 9
  • ๐ 0

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