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    S'gaw youth at Mowakee Chaingmai

    Less savings. Much to share.

    S'gaw's proverb
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    Salak Yom Festival
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    Sea as Home of Urak Lawoi, Moken, Moklen

    Rawai beach Phuket Thailand


    Computer class of S'gaw students
    Mae La Noi , Maehongson

    Khaw Rai (Rice)
    produced from rotational farming
    Li Wo, Kanchanaburi


    S'gaw woman at Hin Lad Nai village

    Fermented Beans

    Important ingredient of Tai


    Phlong(Pwo) woman

    Li Wo village

    Boon Khaw Mai rite

    Phlong at Li Wo


    Little Prince of Tai

    Ordination in Summer of Tai boys


    Boys are ordained as novice monks

     Poi Sang Long is the tradition of the Tai. 

    Be novice monk to learn Buddhism


    Tai-art  mural painting of  Buddha 
    at Wat Chong Kam Chong Klang
    Maehongson Thailand

    Wat Chong-Kam, Chong Klang

    Hmong childs at Ban Kewkarn
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Subject Malay Muslim, family name, Nonthaburi
Author Aporn Khuprasertwong
Title Family names of Malay Muslim Thais: The case of Tambon Tha It, Pak Kret District, Nonthaburi Province
Document Type Thesis Original Language of Text Thai
Ethnic Identity Thai Muslim, Language and Linguistic Affiliations Not specified.
Location of
Sirindhorn Anthropology Center Library Total Pages 120 Year 2001
Source Department of Thai Language, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Silapakorn University

The study concludes that their family names originate from many languages. Most are from Pali and Sanskrit or a combination of the two languages with Thai, followed by Thai, Arabic, Malay and others. The numbers of syllables range from two to seven, with two syllables the most, followed by three, four and five to seven respectively. Their meanings involve abstract and concrete properties and qualifications. Most are about kinship or lineage, followed by those indicating wholesomeness, peace and prophet-related names. The meanings least used for their surnames are related to occupations and beliefs, e.g., gods, spirits or dreams. There are three categories of family names of these Muslim-Thais: original names since the Family Name Act was enforced, new names, and names derived from the original ones with traces of similar sounds or meanings. The family names of this group reflect four types of social values; Islamic belief, superstitious belief, family relationships, and relationships with the environment or with nature.

Text Analyst Nitaya Meesuwan Date of Report Jun 29, 2017
TAG Malay Muslim, family name, Nonthaburi, Translator -


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