[ ah-yoo-thee-ah, -thee-uh; Thai. ah-yoo-tee-ah ]
/ ɑˈyu θiˌɑ, -θi ə; Thai. ɑˈyu ti ɑ /


a city in central Thailand, on the Chao Phraya: former national capital.
Also A·yudh·ya [ah-yood-yah] /ɑˈyud yɑ/, A·yut·tha·ya [ah-yoo-tah-yah] /ɑˈyu tɑ yɑ/.
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  • Cities like Pompeii and Petra, Heliopolis in Egypt and Ayutthaya in Thailand, Ur and Jericho and Babylon in the Fertile Crescent.

    Swallowed By the Sea|Simon Winchester|March 20, 2011|DAILY BEAST

British Dictionary definitions for ayutthaya


/ (ɑːˈjuːtəjə) /


a city in S Thailand, on the Chao Phraya River: capital of the country until 1767; noted for its canals and ruins. Pop (province): 727 300 (2000)Also called: Ayudhya (ɑːˈjuːdjə), Ayuthia (ɑːˈjuːθɪə)
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