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Most Popular Khmer (Cambodian) Language Product Types
Children's Books
Children's Bilingual Picture Dictionary Book of Colors English-Khmer
Intensive FSI Cambodian (Khmer) Basic Course (450 p. 19 cass.)
Cambodian-English/English-Cambodian Standard Dictionary (Hippocrene Language Studies) [Paperback]
Killing Fields
Software - Mac
LaserCambodian for Mac
Software - Windows
LaserCambodian for Windows
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Language Information

Khmer is the national language of Cambodia. It is spoken by over 6 million people there, or about 90 percent ot the population. There are also some 1,750,000 speakers in Vietnam and Thailand.

Khmer is the most important member of the Mon-Khmer family of languages. The Khmers were once a powerful people who dominated much of Southeast Asia from the 9th through the 12th century. Their alphabet, like most of those of the area, had its ultimate origin in southern India.

Khmer (Cambodian) is spoken/used in the following countries:
Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam.

Language Family
Family: Mon-Khmer

Copyright © Kenneth Katzner, The Languages of the World, Published by Routledge.

Writing Sample

Writing Sample



Three brothers wish to divide twenty-four bottles amongst themselves. Of the twenty-four bottles, twelve are large and twelve are small. Of the twelve large bottles, seven are filled with alcohol and five are empty. Of the twelve small bottles, seven are filled with alcohol and five are empty. The question is: How should the three brothers divide up the bottles in such a way that each obtains the same number of large and small bottles?