[ kam-poo-chee-uh ]
/ ˌkæm puˈtʃi ə /
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 (1 of 2)
/ (ˌkæmpʊˈtʃɪən) /
of or relating to Kampuchea, a former name for Cambodia, or its inhabitants
a native or inhabitant of Kampuchea
British Dictionary definitions for kampuchean (2 of 2)
/ (ˌkæmpʊˈtʃɪə) /
the name (1976–89) of Cambodia
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Word Origin and History for kampuchean
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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