Cham definition

kăm
An ethnic group living in Cambodia and Vietnam.
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A Tatar or Mongol khan.
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A Tatar or Mongol khan.
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The Malayo-Polynesian language spoken by these people.
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Pertaining to the Cham people or their language.
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A botanical plant name author abbreviation for botanist Ludolf Karl Adelbert von Chamisso (1781-1838).
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
cham
Plural:
chams

Origin of cham

  • Middle French from Old French kaan, kan partly from Mongolian kağan and partly from Tatar xan Turkish han khan khan1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle French from Old French kaan, kan partly from Mongolian kağan and partly from Tatar xan Turkish han khan khan1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition