Isaan Thailand

Isaan Thailand

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Isaan (also written as Isan, Isarn, Issan, or Esarn) is the northeastern region of Thailand. It is located on the Korat Plateau, bordered by the Mekong River (along the border with Laos) to the north and east, by Cambodia to the southeast and the Prachinburi mountains south of Nakhon Ratchasima. To the west it is separated from Northern and Central Thailand by the Phetchabun mountain range.

Since the beginning of the 20th century, northeastern Thailand has been officially known as Isaan, a term adopted from Sanskrit Ishan, meaning in a "north east direction." The term "Isaan" was derived from Isanapura, the capital of the Chenla kingdom. The Lao-speaking population of the region, who comprise the majority, distinguish themselves not only from the Lao of Laos but also from the central Thai by calling themselves Khon Isaan or Thai Isaan.
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  • Morrisville, NC, United States
  • 1105052532
  • 9781105052538