Question: What does Khmer mean in Cambodian?

What does Khmer mean?

Khmernoun. a native or inhabitant of Cambodia.

Why is Cambodia called Khmer?

Cambodia is an anglicised twist on the colonial French’s name for Cambodia – ‘Cambodge’. … The word ‘Kampuchea’ is derived from the Sanskrit Kambujadeśa, or Kambuja – an early tribe from northern India who oversaw huge parts of Southeast Asia ahead of the formation of the Khmer Empire.

What is the full name of Khmer?

With the support of the monarchy and North Vietnam, the Khmer Rouge emerged as a major power, taking Phnom Penh in 1975.

Cambodia.

Kingdom of Cambodia ព្រះរាជាណាចក្រកម្ពុជា (Khmer) Preăh Réachéanachâkrâ Kâmpŭchéa
Spoken languages Over 19 indigenous languages
Official script Khmer

What does Khmer Rouge mean in English?

Khmer Rouge, (French: “Red Khmer”) also called Khmers Rouges, radical communist movement that ruled Cambodia from 1975 to 1979 after winning power through a guerrilla war. It was purportedly set up in 1967 as the armed wing of the Communist Party of Kampuchea.

Is Khmer easy to learn?

Khmer is a truly difficult language for Westerners to learn, harder than Mandarin to speak, and harder than anything other than Chinese or Japanese to read. There are several difficulties. First, many of the vowel sounds are unlike anything in a European language and are only subtly different from one another.

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How old is Khmer?

Khmer is the national language of Cambodia; it has a written tradition going back at least 1400 years. Khmer also has a special, if problematic, place in comparative Austro-Asiatic linguistics.

What language is similar to Khmer?

According to ethnologue, Vietnamese, Mon and Khmer belong to the same language family, viz. Austro-Asiatic. Thai and Lao belong to a completely different language family, viz. Tai-Kadai.

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