Khmer people are a Southeast Asian ethnic group native to Cambodia, accounting for over 97% of the country's 15.9 million people. They speak the Khmer language, which is part of the larger Austroasiatic language family found in parts of Southeast Asia, parts of central, eastern, and north eastern India, parts of Bangladesh in South Asia, in parts of Southern China and numerous islands in the Indian Ocean. The majority of the Khmer are followers of the Khmer style of Buddhism, a highly syncretic
- 14–15 million
The Thais of Khmer descent or colloquially Northern Khmer people, is the designation used to refer to ethnic Khmers native to the Isan region of Northeast Thailand.
Template:Contains Khmer text Khmer people (/ k ə ˈ m ɛər, k ə ˈ m aɪ /; Khmer: ខ្មែរ, Khmer pronunciation: , Northern Khmer pronunciation:) are a Southeast Asian ethnic group native to Cambodia, accounting for 90% of the country's 15.9 million people.
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Template:Contains Khmer text The Northern Khmer people, also known in Thai as Thai-Khmer people (Thai: ไทยเชื้อสายเขมร lit. "Thais of Khmer descent"), is the designation used to refer to ethnic Khmers native to the Isan region of Northeast Thailand.
The original Kampuchean People's Revolutionary Party (KPRP) was founded on 28 June 1951 by Cambodian nationalists who struggled to free Cambodia from French colonial rule. Nationalists in Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos shared the same belief that to free themselves from France successfully they needed to work together.
The term "Northern Khmer people" is highly controversial within Thailand. The renaming of the article as "Thai-Khmer people", as was first proposed in Wikipedia:WikiProject Thailand in order to avoid controversy, would give it a wider and more neutral scope. There are Thai ethnic Khmer in Trat and Chanthaburi provinces who are technically not Northern Khmer.
The People's Republic of Kampuchea (PRK), a pro-Soviet state led by the Kampuchean People's Revolutionary Party, a party created by the Vietnamese in 1951, and led by a group of Khmer Rouge who had fled Cambodia to avoid being purged by Pol Pot and Ta Mok, was established.
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The name "Cambodia" derives from the French Cambodge, which comes from the Khmer word Kâmpuchea, meaning "born of Kambu." During the socialist regimes of Democratic Kampuchea (DK) (1975–1979) and the People's Republic of Kampuchea (PRK) (1979–1989), the country was known internationally as Kampuchea, but more recent governments have ...