is a town (thesaban mueang
) in the far south of Thailand
, near the boundary to Malaysia
. It is the capital of the Pattani Province
. The city has a population of 43,631 (2005). It covers the whole tambon
Sabarang, Anoru and Chabang Tiko of Mueang Pattani district
The word Pattani is derived from "Petani" in Malay which means farmer.
The local dialect of Malay is called Patani Malay or Yawi in Thai (derived from Jawi).