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tajs

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EtymologyEdit

A borrowing from Thai ไทย (thai, Thai), made into a first-declension masculine noun.

NounEdit

tajs m (1st declension, feminine form: tajiete)

  1. (rare, usually tajietis) (male) Thai; a man, a person belonging to the Thai people of Thailand
    aptuveni 55% Taizemes iedzīvotāju ir taji — approximately 55% of the inhabitants of Thailand are Thai
  2. (genitive plural) Thai; pertainig to Thailand, to the Thai people, or their language
    taju valoda — the Thai language
    taju alfabēts — the Thai alphabet
    taju ēdiensThai food
    taju jaunais gads — the Thai new year

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Usage notesEdit

Usually tajs (rare, usually found in its genitive plural form taju, used as an adjective), tajietis, tajiete and tajisks refer to the Thai people as an ethnic group, while taizemietis, taizemiete, taizemisks refer to citizens of Thailand, including those who are not ethnically Thai.

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