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  • proper n. An ancient Indian or Indianised kingdom in Southeast Asia, a predecessor of Cambodia.
  • proper n. An inhabitant of this kingdom; a member of the people that inhabited this kingdom.


Possibly related to Kamboja. Folk etymologies relate the name of the people to a figure called Kambu. (Wiktionary)


  • Attempts have been made to find a Malay origin for this name Kambuja but native tradition regards it as a link with India and affirms that the race is descended from Kambu Svayambhuva and Merâ or Perâ who was given to him by Śiva as wife [245].

    Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3

  • Many scholars believed that 'Kambuja' was a name given by the Kambojas a group of people who originally lived in the Pamir mountains of Afghanistan.

    KI Media

  • Therefore all nations that might threaten Vendhya-Turan, Iranistan, the nations and city-states of Khitai and Uttara Koru and Kambuja-must be placated, made to feel neither threatened by nor threatening toward Vendhya.

    Conan The Victorious

  • The Khmers also called themselves Kambuja or Kamvuja and their name for the country is still either Srŏk Kâmpûchéa or Srŏk Khmer [244].

    Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3

  • Khmer s have called their country Kampuchea (usually rendered Kambuja), since the l6th century. Recent Updates


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