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Khmer (kmɛə Pronunciation for Khmer ; kmɜː Pronunciation for Khmer



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


  1. of or relating to this people or their language

Derived Forms

ˈKhmerian adjective

Example Sentences Including 'Khmer'

He visits the infamous killing fields, where Khmer Rouge soldiers reportedly murdered thousands of innocent people.
Globe and Mail (2003)
In Beijing, Sihanouk now threw in his lot with the Khmer Rouge communist opposition.
Grenville, J. A. S. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century
It is now reckoned that more than 100,000 men, women and children were buried alive - yes, buried alive - by the Khmer Rouge.
Glasgow Herald (2002)
Samy also turned out to be Khmer Rouge dictator Pol Pot's sister-in-law.
India Today (1998)
The Gate, Bizot's memoir of his experiences in Cambodia during the Khmer Rouge era, is passionate and intense.
Globe and Mail (2003)
The radio tower brimmed with gun barrels from a French Foreign Legion machinegun post, the runways scarred from Khmer Rouge artillery.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)


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