(iii.) The Khmers or Cambodians, whose languages appear to belong to the Man-Annam group, form a relatively ancient kingdom, much reduced in the last few centuries by the advance of the Siamese and now a French protectorate.
m.; its population at 1,500,000, of whom some three-quarters are Cambodians, the rest Chinese, Annamese, Chams, Malays, and aboriginal natives.
The Cambodians have a far more marked affinity with their Siamese than with their Annamese neighbours.
Though disinclined to work, the Cambodians make good hunters and woodsmen.