Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A member of a people of Cambodia whose civilization reached its height from the 9th to the 15th century.
  • n. The Mon-Khmer language that is the official language of Cambodia.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The national language of Cambodia part of the Mon-Khmer language family.
  • proper n. A member of an ethnolinguistic group that constitutes most of the population of Cambodia.
  • proper n. An abugida used to write the Khmer language and sometimes Pali.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a native or inhabitant of Cambodia
  • n. the Mon-Khmer language spoken in Cambodia

Etymologies

Khmer.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Attributed to the Pali term Khemara, meaning one who is wholesome; the elision form, Kmera (ក្មេរ), is found in ancient stone inscriptions. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And of course, duch should not used by this trial as sample to charge all atrocity of khmer rouge in order to clean the crime of the rest of Khmer rouge.

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  • 11: 26 PM Prio to paris accord of 1973, Vietcong wanted to show the world that they had problem with khmer rouge and had withdrawal from Cambodia conformed to the agreement of paris accord 1973 but it is impossible that, a yuon movement like Khmer rouge can stand without yuons.

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  • Two million people in Khmer Rouge zones, as estimated by the U.S.

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  • After we got back, the neighbor kids that study English came over to meet our parents; and they charmed their socks off … with basic conversation, good manners and Sounapet even sang a song in Khmer for them.

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  • We said hello, and Will asked him how he was (in Khmer) and he said he was doing well and asked us how we were.

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  • Blunk spoke just weeks before the expected trial of 79-year-old Khieu Samphan, the nominal head of state for Cambodia during the 1975-1979 Khmer Rouge rule; 84-year-old Nuon Chea, who is described as the Khmer Rouge's chief ideologue; and former foreign minister Ieng Sary and his wife, Ieng Thirith.

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  • I asked her if they make them on the machine (which I know is one of the features on the machine Will bought me for Christmas 2 years ago) … … .. and she said “Yes” (in Khmer) … and then said, “But first you will learn how to sew them by hand.”

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  • Things I learned in Khmer class today « Planning the Day

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  • In my work in Khmer villages, I often meet women and men who are learning for the first time about sex, gender, and sexual orientation.

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  • We almost always speak in Khmer, but they call themselves “interns” in English.

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