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Khmer

 (kmâr)
n. pl. Khmer or Khmers
1. A member of a people of Cambodia whose civilization reached its height from the 9th to the 15th century.
2. The Mon-Khmer language that is the official language of Cambodia.

[Khmer.]

Khmer adj.
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Khmer

(kmɛə; kmɜː)
n
1. (Peoples) 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. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Mon-Khmer family: the official language of Cambodia
adj
3. (Peoples) of or relating to this people or their language
4. (Languages) of or relating to this people or their language
ˈKhmerian adj
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Khmer

(kmɛər, kəˈmɛər)

n., pl. Khmers, (esp. collectively) Khmer.
1. a member of a people who constitute the majority of the inhabitants of Cambodia and live also in parts of SE Thailand and the Mekong delta of Vietnam.
2. the Mon-Khmer language of the Khmers: the official language of Cambodia.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Khmer - the Mon-Khmer language spoken in CambodiaKhmer - the Mon-Khmer language spoken in Cambodia
Mon-Khmer - a branch of the Austro-Asiatic languages
2.Khmer - a native or inhabitant of Cambodia
Cambodian, Kampuchean - a native or inhabitant of Cambodia
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Translations
khmer
ख्मेर
khmer
Khmer
khmer
khmer
khmer
ภาษาเขมร
Khmer

Khmer

[kmɛəʳ]
A. Njemer mf
the Khmer Rougelos jemeres rojos
B. ADJjemer
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Khmer

[kmɛəʳ]
1. adjkhmer inv
2. n (person) → khmer m/f inv; (language) → khmer m
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