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Siam

  • M. Epstein
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)

Abstract

Siam is called by its inhabitants Thaï, which means ‘free,’ or Muang-Thaï, ‘the land of the free.’ The word Siam is probably identical with Shan, applied in Burma to the Lao race, as well as to the Shan proper and the Siamese.

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1939

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