Khmer meaning

kmâr
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A member of a people of Cambodia that had a highly developed civilization that reached its peak in the 12th cent.
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A member of a people of Cambodia whose civilization reached its height from the 9th to the 15th century.
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The Mon-Khmer language that is the official language of Cambodia.
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The Mon-Khmer language of this people, also spoken in NE Thailand and S Vietnam.
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The national language of Cambodia part of the Mon-Khmer language family.
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A member of an ethnolinguistic group that constitutes most of the population of Cambodia.
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An abugida used to write the Khmer language and sometimes Pali.
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Origin of khmer

  • Khmer

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

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

    From Wiktionary