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Chaiyaamphawaan (ไชยามพวาน, ไชยามพวาร)

Thai name of a monkey-warrior character from the Ramakien. He is from the city Meuang Khiet Kheun (เมืองขีดขิน), which is ruled by Phali (fig.), and is described as having a grey fur. He wears a golden taab, a decorative and protective neckpiece, as well as a golden kabang-style crown (fig.). He is the standard-bearer (fig.) in the army of Phra Ram (fig.) and is usually depicted with his mouth open. He is the counterpart of Kohmut (fig.). He is one of the eighteen Wahnon Sip-paet Mongkut, and an avatar of Phra Isaan. Also transcribed Chaiyamphawan. See also LIST OF RAMAKIEN CHARACTERS.