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Siam is the former name of Thailand

Thailand is a country located in south east Asia. The former name  of Thailand is Siam.

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  • The word Siam is identified with the Sanskrit word  Syama   which means darkness or brown. (But whether syama  is the origin  of Siam is not known)

  •   The name was mentioned in the 19th century king , King Morgut's  signature.


  • On 23rd June 1936 the name was changed to Thailand.(The word Thailand means  Land of freedom)

  • Thailand was named Siam again from 1945 to May 1949

  • After that it was again reverted to Thailand.




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