The capital of Thailand changes its name

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The capital of Thailand changes its name

The capital of Thailand changes its name

The Thai authorities have decided to change the official name of their capital. Which will now be written in Latin characters: Krung Thep Maha Nakhon… 18.02.2022, Sputnik France

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While Thais tend to call their capital Krung Thep and foreigners Bangkok, the Royal Society of Thailand has ruled that the city will be officially named Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (“Great City of Angels”, in Thai). name of the capital will be officially written in foreign languages ​​as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon,” says the government body responsible for developing, implementing and amending standards for spelling and usage of words, including names. official places. The word Bangkok can still be used in parentheses after the new name, she said in a press release published on Wednesday February 16. The name Krung Thep Maha Nakhon is in fact shortened to “Krung Thep “. But it is not yet the full version, which is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the longest name in the world: “Krungthep mahanakhon amon rattanakosin mahintara ayuthaya mahadilok phop noppharat ratchathani bu rirom udomratchaniwet mahasathan amon piman awatan sathit sakkathattiya witsanukam prasit.” Created from Pali and Sanskrit roots, this phrase is more of a description. Indeed, it means “city of the gods, great city, great capital of the world”. Several countries have decided to make the names of their capitals in foreign languages ​​more consistent with their local names, including China (with Beijing, replaced by Beijing ) or Burma (the name of its former capital, Rangoon, became Yangon).

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The Thai authorities have decided to change the official name of their capital. Which will now be written in Latin characters: Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, although Bangkok will still be used.

While Thais tend to name their capital Krung Thep and foreigners Bangkok, the Royal Society of Thailand has ruled that the city will bear the official name Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (“Great City of Angels”, in Thai).

Thereby, “the name of the capital will be officially written in foreign languages ​​as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon”indicates the government body responsible for developing, implementing, and changing standards for spelling and word usage, including official place names.

The word Bangkok can still be used in parentheses after the new name, she said in a statement released Wednesday, February 16.

The name Krung Thep Maha Nakhon is actually shortened to “Krung Thep” on a daily basis.

But this is not yet the full version, which she is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the longest name in the world:

“Krungthep mahanakhon amon rattanakosin mahintara ayuthaya mahadilok phop noppharat ratchathani burirom udomratchaniwet mahasathan amon piman awatan sathit sakkathattiya witsanukam prasit.”

Created from Pali and Sanskrit roots, this expression is more of a description. Indeed, it means “city of the gods, great city, great capital of the world”.

Several countries have decided to make the names of their capitals in foreign languages ​​more consistent with their local names, including China (with Beijing, replaced by Beijing) or Burma (the name of its former capital, Rangoon, has become Yangon).

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