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[baht] /bɑt/
noun, plural bahts, baht.
a paper money and monetary unit of Thailand, equal to 100 satangs.
1820-30; < Thai bà:t, earlier, a measure of weight, ultimately < Pali pāda foot Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for baht


noun (pl) bahts, baht
the standard monetary unit of Thailand, divided into 100 satang
Word Origin
from Thai bāt
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Encyclopedia Article for baht

monetary unit of Thailand. Each baht is subdivided into 100 satang. The Bank of Thailand has the exclusive authority to issue currency in Thailand; banknotes are issued in amounts ranging from 10 to 1,000 baht. The obverse side of each note is adorned with a picture of the reigning king of Thailand, accompanied by other symbols, such as the royal seal. On the reverse side are varying images associated with Thailand's history; for example, the 500-baht note shows a temple and a statue of Rama III, who reigned from 1824-51, and the 50-baht note depicts a statue of Chulalongkorn (Rama V), king of Siam from 1873 to 1910. Coins are issued in denominations ranging from 25 satang to 10 baht; coins feature King Rama I (reigned 1737 to 1809) on the obverse.

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