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.

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  • 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.

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


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


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


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