Thailand is a nation in Southeast Asia with a population of over 67 million people (2014 estimate). There are 114 people groups and 82 of those are unreached. Less than one half of one percent claim to be Christian. The largest religion is Buddhism at 85%, followed by Islam, Hindu and folk religions such as Animism.
Thailand has a well loved king, yet is plagued with constant political discord. Thailand is also known as Siam, which was the country's official name until May 11, 1949. The word Thai (ไทย) means "freedom" in the Thai language and is also the name of the majority Thai ethnic group.