The Kingdom of Thailand lies in Southeast Asia, with ► Laos and ► Cambodia to its east, the Gulf of ► Thailand and ► Malaysia to its south, and the Andaman Sea and ► Myanmar to its west. The word Thai (ไทย) means "freedom" in the Thai language and is also the name of the majority ethnic group.
This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Thailand, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Thailand.
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