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Writing the name of Thai Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn in Korean

After the recent death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej (ภูมิพลอดุลยเดช [pʰuː.mí.pʰon ʔà.dun.já.dèːt], 1927–2016) of Thailand, who was the longest reigning monarch in the world, Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn (วชิราลงกรณ [wá.ʨʰí.rāː.lōŋ.kɔːn], born 1952) is expected to be crowned the next king after a period of mourning. In 26 April 2005, the 62nd Council of the Joint Committee of the Government and Press on Loanword Review (정부·언론 외래어 심의 공동위원회) decided that ‘Maha Wajiralongkorn’ (including the title มหา meaning ‘great’) should be written 마하…

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