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Kampuchea

[kam-poo-chee-uh]
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noun
  1. People's Republic of, a former official name of Cambodia.
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Related formsKam·pu·che·an, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for kampuchean

Kampuchean

adjective
  1. of or relating to Kampuchea, a former name for Cambodia, or its inhabitants
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noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of Kampuchea
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Kampuchea

noun
  1. the name (1976–89) of Cambodia
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Word Origin and History for kampuchean

Kampuchea

name taken by Cambodia after the communist takeover in 1975, representing a local pronunciation of the name that came into English as Cambodia.

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