baht


baht
/baht/, n., pl. bahts, baht.
a paper money and monetary unit of Thailand, equal to 100 satangs.
[1820-30; < Thai bà:t, earlier, a measure of weight, ult. < Pali pada FOOT]

* * *

▪ Thai currency
      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.

      Prior to the introduction of decimalization at the turn of the 20th century by Chulalongkorn, Thailand (Siam) had a highly complex monetary system. Currency units included (in order from largest to smallest) the chung, the tamuleng, the baht, the salueng, the feung, and even smaller units. By the late 20th century the baht was one of Asia's most important currencies. The baht was at the centre of an Asian currency crisis—which had far-reaching global effects—in the late 1990s; the currency fell to record lows against the U.S. dollar, and the Thai economy suffered a severe contraction.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • baht — baht …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • Baht — Staat: Thailand Unterteilung: 1 Baht = 100 Satang ISO 4217 Code: THB Abkürzung: ฿, Bt Wechselkurs: (18. November 2011) 1 EUR = 42,072 THB 100 THB = 2,3769 EUR …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Baht — Unité monétaire moderne actuelle Pays officiellement utilisateur(s)  Thaïlande Banque centrale …   Wikipédia en Français

  • baht — s. m., pl. bahţi Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  BAHT s.m. Unitate monetară în Thailanda; tical. [< fr. baht < cuv. tibeto chinez]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN  BAHT s …   Dicționar Român

  • Baht — 〈m.; od. s, od. s; Abk.: B〉 Währungseinheit in Thailand * * * Baht , der; , : Währungseinheit in Thailand (internationaler Währungscode: THB; Zeichen: B̸). * * * Baht   der, / , Zeic …   Universal-Lexikon

  • baht — ● baht nom masculin Unité monétaire principale de la Thaïlande. ● baht (homonymes) nom masculin bath adjectif batte nom féminin batte forme conjuguée du verbe battre battent …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • baht — bȁht (bȃt) m DEFINICIJA reg. ekspr. sreća ONOMASTIKA pr. (nadimačka): Bȁhtić (Zagreb, Rijeka), Bahtijárević (Zagreb Opatija, Dugo Selo) ETIMOLOGIJA tur. ← perz. baḫt …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • baht — [bät] n. pl. bahts or baht [Thai bāt] the basic monetary unit of Thailand: see the table of monetary units in the Reference Supplement …   English World dictionary

  • Baht — Baht, Fluß in Marocco, kommt vom Atlas u. verliert sich in Sümpfen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • baht — s.m.inv. TS monet. unità monetaria thailandese {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1938. ETIMO: da una voce thai …   Dizionario italiano


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.