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Tag: Meaning of Khong Khwan

Apr 21
The Thai Belief in Khwan: Spiritual Gift Giving in Thailand

Those who have lived in Thailand likely know that the Thai word for gift is “khong-khwan” (ของขวัญ). But have you ever wondered about the origin of this word? Students of the Thai language are familiar with the word “khong” (ของ), which means “of” or “belonging to”. But what, or who, is “khwan” (ขวัญ)? The meaning […]