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Thailand, Northeastern

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Geographic headingThailand, Northeastern
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Geographic subdivision usageThailand, Northeastern
Variant(s)Esan (Thailand)
Esarn (Thailand)
Isaan (Thailand)
Isan (Thailand)
Isarn (Thailand)
Issan (Thailand)
Issarn (Thailand)
North-eastern Thailand
Northeast Thailand
Northeastern Region (Thailand)
Northeastern Thailand
Thailand, North-eastern
Thailand, Northeast
Found inMollerup, A. Ancient Khmer sites in North-eastern Thailand, 2018.
Darunee Tantiwiramanond. Promoting gender equality in remote communities of Northeastern Thailand, 1998.
Keyes, C.F. Finding their voice : Northeastern villagers and the Thai state, 2014.
Brereton, B.P. Buddhist murals of Northeast Thailand : reflections of the Isan heartland, 2010.
Northeastern Thailand - "Isaan", via Thailand for visitors website, Nov. 27, 2019 (The northeast holds a rather distinct place for most Thais. Its something akin to the nation's heartland. Generally poorer than the rest of the country, this is where much of the nation's rice and other staple crops are grown. The region has a specific name, which is isan (the "I" is pronounced with a long "EE" sound.) Isaan also has a specific regional cuisine which is quite distinct from the central Thai food you will find in most western Thai restaurants
Northeastern Thailand, via Lonely Planet website, Nov. 27, 2019 (The northeast is Thailand's forgotten backyard. Isan (ee·săhn), as it's usually called, offers a glimpse of the Thailand of old; language, food and culture are more Lao than Thai, with hearty helpings of Khmer and Vietnamese thrown into the mix)
Wikipedia, Nov. 27, 2019 (Isan, also written as Isaan, Isarn, Issarn, Issan, Esan, or Esarn, consists of 20 provinces in the northeastern region of Thailand. Isan is Thailand's largest region, located on the Khorat Plateau, bordered by the Mekong River (along the border with Laos) to the north and east, by Cambodia to the southeast and the Sankamphaeng Range south of Nakhon Ratchasima. To the west it is separated from northern and central Thailand by the Phetchabun Mountains; since the beginning of the 20th century, northeastern Thailand has been generally known as Isan, while in official contexts the term phak tawan-ok-chiang-nuea [in rom.] ("northeastern region") may be used)
Not found inGEOnet names server, Nov. 27, 2019; Merriam-Webster's geographical dictionary, 1997; The Columbia gazetteer of the world, ©1998