Sim Tith Mony, the chief of the Phnom Dey border checkpoint in Battambang ...
The Khmer people named their kingdom Kambuja after the kshatriya Kambojas of Iron Age India.
The Kambuja tribe are believed by modern scholars to have been an Iranian people, but links between the Kambuja tribe and the Kambuja kingdom at this stage of research are still unclear.
The Khmers are considered by archaeologists and ethnologists to be indigenous to the contiguous regions of Isan, southern Laos, Cambodia and South Vietnam.
That is to say the Khmer have historically been a lowland people who lived close to one of the tributaries of the Mekong River.
Large US bomb found in pond Khmer Times Taylor Owen and Ben Kiernan, professors and historians who have studied the US bombing campaign in Cambodia, told Khmer Times in 2015: “During the four years of United States B-52 bombardment of Cambodia from 1969 to 1973, the Khmer Rouge ...
Workers stream over the Thai border Khmer Times Thailand has sent home almost 100 Cambodians who had been working illegally in the country, as numbers passing over the border continue to increase ahead of Khmer New Year.The reason they migrated into Southeast Asia is not well understood, but scholars believe that Austroasiatic speakers were pushed south by invading Tibeto-Burman speakers from the north as evident by Austroasiatic vocabulary in Chinese, because of agricultural purposes as evident by their migration routes along major rivers, or a combination of these and other factors.Like the other early peoples of Southeast Asia such as the Pyu, Mon, Chams, Malays and Javanese, the Khmer were part of Greater India, adopting Indian religions, sciences, and customs and borrowing from their languages.Voice of America The movie, “First They Killed My Father,” was filmed entirely in Cambodia and in the Khmer language.Last month, Jolie and the movie's producers invited thousands of Cambodians to attend first showings of the film in cities across the country. Khmer Language Gets Turn in Global Spotlight in Jolie Movie VOA Khmer (English)Native Khmer speakers and language experts say the high-profile stage that Khmer, the language of Cambodia, will be getting globally on Netflix later this year could contribute towards a revival of the language in academia and popular culture. During the Funan period (1st century - sixth century CE) the Khmer also acquired Buddhism, the concept of the Shaiva imperial cult of the devaraja and the great temple as a symbolic world mountain.