AskDefine | Define Khmer

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1 the Mon-Khmer language spoken in Cambodia
2 a native or inhabitant of Cambodia

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Attributed to the Pali term Khemara, meaning one who is wholesome; the elision form, Kmera (ក្មេរ), is found in ancient stone inscriptions.

Proper noun

  1. The national language of Cambodia part of the Mon-Khmer language family.
  2. A member of an ethnolinguistic group that constitutes most of the population of Cambodia.

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the national language of Cambodia

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Khmer can refer to the:
See also Khmer Krom and Khmer Loeu
Khmer in Spanish: Jemer
Khmer in Italian: Khmer
Khmer in Dutch: Khmer
Khmer in Norwegian: Khmer
Khmer in Norwegian Nynorsk: Khmer
Khmer in Central Khmer: ខ្មែរ
Khmer in Portuguese: Khmer
Khmer in Swedish: Khmer
Khmer in Vietnamese: Khmer
Khmer in Chinese: 高棉
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