Khmer Language

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Khmer Language, or Cambodian, is the language of the Khmer people and the official language of Cambodia. It is the second most widely spoken Austroasiatic language (after Vietnamese), with speakers in the tens of millions.

Related words in Khmer:

piasa: kmae

English: Khmer language

Please note: The last letter in the above Khmer script is a "r". In the Khmer version spoken in Cambodia, a final "r" is usually not pronounced. However, in the Khmer version spoken in the Southern part of Northeast Thailand, a final "r" is often sounded as "n", as this correspondents to the rules of the Thai language. In the Southern part of Northeast Thailand, the Khmer language is not tought in schools and not used in writing. Therefore, the Khmer version spoken in Thailand has undergone so many adaptations to Thai that the two versions are now as apart as Dutch and German, and not mutually understandable without some effort.

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