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
. These things I know for very sooth, for I had them from that pious Christian and valiant knight, Sir John de Mandeville, who stopped twice at Beaulieu on his way to and from Southampton, and discoursed to us concerning what he had seen from the reader's desk in the refectory, until there was many a good brother who got neither bit nor sup, so stricken were they by his strange tales."
Then, all together, they struck up the wailing cham
that I heard on the hillside:
Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control said, "Qassem Chams
and his international money laundering network move tens of millions of dollars a month in illicit narcotics proceeds on behalf of drug kingpins and facilitate money movements for Hezbollah."
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.
"And so that s how we say that Chams
and Khmers are one and the same." At the margins of a research project, at the margins of Chams
in Cambodia, at the margins of Khmers with or without Chams
Ratanakirir Province is an unlikely location for the Cham
Muslim minority, who often live on houseboats or in floating villages.
The History of the Chams
and Some Contemporary Issues