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Thai
ภาษาไทย phasa thai
Native to Thailand
Native speakers 60-65 million  (date missing)
Language family
Tai–Kadai
  • Kam-Tai
    • Be-Tai
      • Tai-Sek
        • Tai
          • Southwestern
            • East Central
              • Chiang Saeng
                • Thai
Official status
Official language in Thailand
Regulated by The Royal Institute

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.

The alphabet in Thai language has 44 letters: 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 Thai language includes Thai numbers:

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

Learners' resources


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