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BANGKOK 25 April 2019 03:43
EricTh

What is Thai word for racial riot?

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What is Thai word for racial riot?

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No such concept exist in the Thai language because they have not bought into Western PC BS. Isaan people percieved to be getting out of hand could be viewed as such.

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In English : Racial Riot

In Thai : จลาจลทางเชื้อชาติ 

In Phonetics : Clācl thāng cheụ̄̂xchāti

Example usage : จลาจลทางเชื้อชาติในสิงคโปร์เมื่อราวคริสต์ทศวรรษ 1960 (Racial riots in Singapore around the 1960s)

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8 hours ago, sanmyintmaung said:

In English : Racial Riot

In Thai : จลาจลทางเชื้อชาติ 

In Phonetics : Clācl thāng cheụ̄̂xchāti

Example usage : จลาจลทางเชื้อชาติในสิงคโปร์เมื่อราวคริสต์ทศวรรษ 1960 (Racial riots in Singapore around the 1960s)

Thanks.

 

Is there a short informal word for 'riot' because  จลาจล seems like a very formal word.

 

What do Thai people call the different ethnic groups in Thailand like Thai Chinese, Thai Malays, Thai Khmer?

 

Is it เชื้อชาติ or something else?

 

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ประชาธิปไตย

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I think I would build the phrase around the verb ปะทะ, an informal term meaning to clash violently. Although not all riots are clashes between groups, since you are talking about a racial riot, a fight between groups is implied. 

 

You might see this word used in a phrase like เต็กเทคนิคปะทะกัน when gangs from rival technical schools fight, a common news item. A natural construction would name the racial groups fighting: คนขาวกับคนดำปะทะกัน-- blacks and whites fighting. 

 

A less colloquial, more general phrase might be something like ความรุนแรงระหว่างกลุมเชื้อชาติ -- which translates to as "violence between ethnic groups."

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A very simple word but not necessarily accurate, used by Thais is the English word 'mob'.

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On 3/31/2019 at 8:58 AM, EricTh said:

Thanks.

 

Is there a short informal word for 'riot' because  จลาจล seems like a very formal word.

 

What do Thai people call the different ethnic groups in Thailand like Thai Chinese, Thai Malays, Thai Khmer?

 

Is it เชื้อชาติ or something else?

 

 อาละวาด is a good word: means running amok, kicking off, that sort of thing - but it only applies to individuals or small groups eg หนุ่มอาละวาดเจ้าของร้านไม่ขายเบียร์ให้เด็กต่ำกว่า 20 ปี 

 

For full-scale riot จลาจล is the way to go.

 

เผ่าพันธุ์ means ethnic (เผ่า being 'tribe') as in 'ethnic cleansing' การฆ่าล้างเผ่าพันธุ์

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20 hours ago, BKKBike09 said:

 อาละวาด is a good word: means running amok, kicking off, that sort of thing - but it only applies to individuals or small groups eg หนุ่มอาละวาดเจ้าของร้านไม่ขายเบียร์ให้เด็กต่ำกว่า 20 ปี 

 

For full-scale riot จลาจล is the way to go.

 

เผ่าพันธุ์ means ethnic (เผ่า being 'tribe') as in 'ethnic cleansing' การฆ่าล้างเผ่าพันธุ์

จลาจล is a Sanskrit word and all Sanskrit words are too formal that most Thai don't use.

 

I just want to communicate to an average Thai guy a common informal word.

 

Anyway, thanks everybody. I've got the word.

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