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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.
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 .
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.
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.
The Khmers also called themselves Kambuja or Kamvuja and their name for the country is still either Srŏk Kâmpûchéa or Srŏk Khmer .
Khmer s have called their country Kampuchea (usually rendered Kambuja), since the l6th century.