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Khmer language resources

Khmer is spoken on a daily basis in: Cambodia, Thailand Khmer--> --> --> -->

Additional background on Khmer
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Khmer (?????????), the language of the Khmer people of Cambodia, is one of the main Austroasiatic languages. Sanskrit and Pali have had considerable influence on the language, through the vehicles of Buddhism and Hinduism. As result of their geographic proximity, the Khmer language has influenced Thai and Laotian and vice versa.

Khmer is somewhat unusual among its neighboring languages (Thai, Laotian and Vietnamese) in that it is not a tonal language.


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