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cham

 (kăm)
n. Archaic
A Tatar or Mongol khan.

[Middle French, from Old French kaan, kan, partly from Mongolian kağan and partly from Tatar xan; akin to Turkish han, khan; see khan1.]

cham

(kæm)
n
(Historical Terms) an archaic word for khan11
[C16: from French, from Persian khān; see khan1]

Cham

(tʃæm)
npl Cham or Chams
1. (Peoples) a member of a people of Indonesian stock living in Cambodia and central Vietnam
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Malayo-Polynesian family

cham

(kæm)

n.
Archaic. khan 1.
References in classic literature ?
The tradition generally received derives them from Cham, the son of Noah, and they pretend, however improbably, that from his time till now the legal succession of their kings hath never been interrupted, and that the supreme power hath always continued in the same family.
Their histories count a hundred and sixty-two reigns, from Cham to Faciladas or Basilides; among which some women are remarkably celebrated.
But the affair did not end so; the next day came a great number of the country people to the town gates, and in a most outrageous manner demanded satisfaction of the Russian governor for the insulting their priests and burning their great Cham Chi-Thaungu.
So he takes his bow and arrows, and getting on horseback, he rides away from our rear directly, as it were back to Nertsinskay; after this he takes a great circuit about, and comes directly on the army of the Tartars as if he had been sent express to tell them a long story that the people who had burned the Cham Chi-Thaungu were gone to Sibeilka, with a caravan of miscreants, as he called them--that is to say, Christians; and that they had resolved to burn the god Scal-Isar, belonging to the Tonguses.
If the Tartars had their Cham Chi-Thaungu for a whole village or country, these had idols in every hut and every cave.
Beyond that again is the kingdom of Prester John and of the great Cham.
Then, all together, they struck up the wailing cham that I heard on the hillside:
The foundation of Cham villages in the commune dates back to the mid-nineteenth century, when substantial numbers of Chams, deported to the area from Kampong Cham after a rebellion against King Ang Duong (r.
In an attempt to situate the "That's how we say that Chams and Khmers are one and the same", this article will take you on that road, and discuss elements that have long been part of nearly any classic work on anthropology: the rituals.
Now Arlo Griffiths, Amandine Lepoutre, William Southworth and Thanh Phan have published a catalogue of Campa inscriptions from the Museum of Cham Sculpture in Danang (Bao Tang Dieu Khac Cham Da Nang) as a part of the EFEO project 'Corpus of the Inscriptions of Campa' (http://isaw.
But the Cham Muslims of Indochina are the pinnacle of diversity, as they represent the mixing of Indian, Chinese, Arabic, and Malaysian culture.
This experience represents a prevailing occurrence during my fieldwork throughout South Vietnam and Cambodia, especially in areas inhabited by the Chams, where one met many of them who knew how to speak Malay, had worked, and even lived in countries where there were large Malay speaking populations.