Is Cambodian the same as Vietnamese?

Are Vietnamese and Cambodian the same?

Vietnam vs Cambodia article is a simple comparison between the two countries. The fact is, they were one united country a few hundred years ago. Today, Vietnam and Cambodia are neighboring countries. Cambodia has 1,137 km of the border with Vietnam to the east and southeast.

Why are the Vietnamese in Cambodia?

The presence of Vietnamese in Cambodia before the 1970s can be traced into four distinct groups with different histories of migration: rice farmers that began to settle the Mekong delta in the 18th and 19th century, continuing up to the 1960s; those that staffed the French colonial administration in Phnom Penh; the …

What are Cambodian mixed with?

Cambodian culture has influenced Thai and Lao cultures and vice versa. Many Khmer loanwords are found in Thai and Lao, while many Lao and Thai loanwords are found in Khmer. The Thai and Lao alphabets are also derived from the Khmer script.

What language is Cambodian similar to?

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.

How many Khmer are there in Vietnam?

According to Vietnamese government figures (2009 census), there are 1,260,640 Khmer Krom in Vietnam. Other estimates vary considerably, with at least 7 million (consistent with the data from Khmer Kampuchea-Krom Federation) to over ten million, reported in Taylor (2014) in his The Khmer lands of Vietnam.

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