People's Republic of, a former official name of Cambodia.
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Scientists discover a fish they name “dracula.” What’s the origin of the word, and does the fish sleep in a coffin?Scientists recently released a list of new species that were discovered in the Greater Mekong Region, which comprises parts of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, and China. One of the more peculiar species on the list is a translucent fish that scientists call “dracula.” The fish actually was first found in 2009, in a fish tank in Britain, but was only discovered in the wild …
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of or relating to Kampuchea, a former name for Cambodia, or its inhabitants
a native or inhabitant of Kampuchea
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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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