Frequent question: Why are Thai names Indian?

I’m not sure about Indonesian names but for Thai names, they sound Indian because the roots of Thai language derives from the Indian languages if Pali and Sanskrit (as English has roots in Latin & Greek) and although both are considered ‘dead’ languages the roots are still very prevalent especially in Buddhist chants.

Thais do look similar to the Khmers of Cambodia, and they seem like related peoples, although the Khmers are a mix of Southern Chinese Mongoloids, Malayan-type peoples and some Indian. Language: Thai isn’t in the same family as any of the Indian languages or Sino-Tibetan.

Why do Indonesian names sound Indian?

Sanskrit-derived names

Most Indonesians regardless of personal religion, especially the Javanese, Sundanese, and Balinese, have names derived from Sanskrit. … Thus, related Hindu or Indian culture in Indonesia is present not only as part of religion, but also culture.

Who is the richest Indian in Thailand?

According to Forbes rankings in May 2021, Lohia has a net worth of $2.6 billion. He was the 9th richest person in Thailand in 2018.

Aloke Lohia
Citizenship Indian
Education University of Delhi, 1978
Occupation Businessman
Years active 1979 to date

Why do Thai names start with P?

“Pee” means brother or sister with regard to someone familiar to you of similar or greater age. It doesn’t mean they are a blood relation – just someone familiar. “Nong” is the equivalent word for anyone younger than you. Nong, on its own, can also be used to summon a waiter/waitress at a restaurant.

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Is it disrespectful to call a Thai person by their name?

Calling Thais with their official name is not disrespectful. We do use our first name a lot and we don’t mind if anyone call us with our full name. It’s just too long and formal so we tend to use nickname among family and friends.

What is the longest word in Thai?

The name of Bangkok is the longest word in Thailand. Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit.

Do Thai have middle names?

The concept of a ‘middle name’ is not followed in Thailand. It is common for Thai people to change their given name at any point in their life. One may do so if burdened by bad luck/ill health or to reflect a significant life change.

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