Isan meaning

A large region of northeast Thailand, on the Khorat Plateau.
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The ethnic Lao who have traditionally lived in Isan.
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The language of the Isan people (between Lao and Thai, and sometimes considered a dialect of Lao, although it is written in Thai script).
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Of, from, or pertaining to Isan, the Isan people or the Isan language.
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Origin of isan

  • From Thai อีสาน (isaan) (same in Isan), claimed to be from Sanskrit ईशान (Īśāna, “Shiva of the northeast”).

    From Wiktionary