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Cam·bo·di·a(kăm-bō′dē-ə) or Kam·pu·che·a (kăm′po͞o-chē′ə)
A country of southeast Asia on the Gulf of Thailand. Once part of the Khmer empire that ruled the entire Mekong River valley, the area was controlled after the 15th century by the neighboring kingdoms of Siam and Annam. Cambodia became part of French Indochina in the 19th century and proclaimed its independence as a kingdom in 1953. After the overthrow of the monarchy in 1970, Cambodia commenced a long period of political and social disruption, especially under the Khmer Rouge regime led by Pol Pot, which was responsible for more than a million deaths from 1975 to 1979. The monarchy was restored in 1993. Phnom Penh is the capital and the largest city.
Cam·bo′di·an adj. & n.
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(Placename) a country in SE Asia: became part of French Indochina in 1887; achieved self-government in 1949 and independence in 1953; civil war (1970–74) ended in victory for the Khmer Rouge, who renamed the country Kampuchea (1975) and carried out extreme-radical political and economic reforms resulting in a considerable reduction of the population; Vietnamese forces ousted the Khmer Rouge in 1979 and set up a pro-Vietnamese government who reverted (1981) to the name Cambodia; after Vietnamese withdrawal in 1989 a peace settlement with exiled factions was followed in 1993 by the adoption of a democratic monarchist constitution restoring Prince Sihanouk to the throne. The country contains the central plains of the Mekong River and the Cardamom Mountains in the SW. Official language: Khmer; French is also widely spoken. Currency: riel. Capital: Phnom Penh. Pop: 15 205 539 (2013 est). Area: 181 000 sq km (69 895 sq miles)
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Cam•bo•di•a(kæmˈboʊ di ə)
State of, a republic in SE Asia: formerly part of French Indochina. 11,626,520; 69,866 sq. mi. (180,953 sq. km). Cap.: Phnom Penh. Formerly, People's Republic of Kampuchea, Khmer Republic.
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|Noun||1.||Cambodia - a nation in southeastern Asia; was part of Indochina under French rule until 1946|
Communist Party of Kampuchea, Khmer Rouge, Party of Democratic Kampuchea, KR - a communist organization formed in Cambodia in 1970; became a terrorist organization in 1975 when it captured Phnom Penh and created a government that killed an estimated three million people; was defeated by Vietnamese troops but remained active until 1999
ASEAN, Association of Southeast Asian Nations - an association of nations dedicated to economic and political cooperation in southeastern Asia and who joined with the United States to fight against global terrorism
Indochina, Indochinese peninsula - a peninsula of southeastern Asia that includes Myanmar and Cambodia and Laos and Malaysia and Thailand and Vietnam
Mekong, Mekong River - an Asian river; flows through a large delta in southern Vietnam into the South China Sea
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Cambodia[kæmˈbəʊdɪə] N → Camboya f
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n → Kambodscha nt
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Cambodia[kæmˈbəʊdɪə] n → Cambogia
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
Cambodia→ كامْبُودِيَا Kambodža Cambodja Kambodscha Καμπότζη Camboya Kambodza Cambodge Kambodža Cambogia カンボジア 캄보디아 Cambodja Kambodsja Kambodża Camboja Камбоджа Kambodja ประเทศกัมพูชา Kamboçya nước Campuchia 柬埔寨
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