Khmer

[ kmair, kuh-mair ]
/ kmɛər, kəˈmɛər /

noun

a member of a people in Cambodia whose ancestors established an empire about the 5th century a.d. and who reached their zenith during the 9th to the 12th centuries when they dominated most of Indochina.
an Austroasiatic language that is the official language of Cambodia.

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British Dictionary definitions for Khmer

Khmer
/ (kmɛə, kmɜː) /

noun

a member of a people of Cambodia, noted for a civilization that flourished from about 800 ad to about 1370, remarkable for its architecture
the language of this people, belonging to the Mon-Khmer family: the official language of Cambodia

adjective

of or relating to this people or their language

Derived forms of Khmer

Khmerian, adjective
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