Khmer or Cambodian the language of the Khmer people and the official language of Cambodia. With approximately 16 million speakers, it is the second most widely spoken Austroasiatic language after Vietnamese. Khmer has been influenced considerably by Sanskrit and Pali, especially in the royal and religious registers, through Hinduism and Buddhism. The more colloquial registers have influenced, and have been influenced by, Thai, Lao, Vietnamese, and Cham, all of which, due to geographical proximity and long-term cultural contact.
Native Speakers: 16,000,000
Writing System: Khmer script
Language Family: Austroasiatic, Khmer
Basic Phrases in Cambodian
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