Where was Khmer located?

Where did Khmer originate from?

Origin of the Khmers

Ancestors of the early Khmer are believed to have arrived in the Angkor area between 5,000 and 10,000 years ago. They were attracted by the good fishing and plentiful water supplies offered by Tonle Sap.

Is Khmer related to Thai?

The two countries share the same historical roots dating back to the old Khmer civilization, which manifest in their similar languages, cultures, and socio-ethnic features. In fact, the Thai royal language is derived from Khmer words and the two languages still retain the same Pali-Sanskrit roots.

Is Cambodian a race or ethnicity?

Although Cambodia is composed of many ethnic groups, over 80% of its people are Khmer; only the larger minority groups with the most extensive documentation will be discussed in this paper: the Vietnamese, Chams, and Chinese.

Where do Cambodian come from?

Khmer, also called Cambodian, or Kampuchean, any member of an ethnolinguistic group that constitutes most of the population of Cambodia. Smaller numbers of Khmer also live in southeastern Thailand and the Mekong River delta of southern Vietnam.

How many countries speak Khmer?

Khmer is the official language in Cambodia and is spoken in 3 more countries as monther tongue by a part of the population.

Khmer speaking countries.

Country Laos
Region Southeast Asia
Official language no
Distribution 16.5 %
Total 1,200,000
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