Why Did Siam Change Its Name to Thailand?

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Siam changed its name to Thailand as the people of Siam found this name very meaningful, because as at 24 June 1939 Siam was the only entirely free nation in South East Asia. 'Thai' means free. The name Siam, originally Sayam, was given by the Chinese.
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