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  Khmer language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Khmer is one of the main Austroasiatic languages.
Khmer is somewhat unusual among its neighboring languages (Thai, Laotian and Vietnamese) in that it is not a tonal language.
Khmer primarily an isolating language, but lexical derivation by means of prefixes and infixes is common.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Khmer_language   (577 words)

 Khmer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Khmer Empire, which ruled much of Indochina from the 9th to the 13th centuries.
Khmer Rouge, a Cambodian Communist political group and guerilla movement.
Khmer IRC Real time chatting with Khmer around the world.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Khmer   (171 words)

 Tom's learning Khmer - Cambodian (Khmer) language
Khmer is a member of the Mon-Khmer group of Austroasiatic languages and is the official language of Cambodia.
Unlike the languages of its bordering countries, Khmer is not a tonal language, which means that there are no special intonations of words in order to alter their meanings.
The Khmer alphabet is descended from the Brahmi script of ancient India (which was originally developed to write Sanksrit) by way of the Pallava script, which was used in southern India and South-east Asia during the 5th and 6th Centuries AD.
www.geocities.com /tomslearningkhmer   (621 words)

 Khmer Civilization - History of Cambodia & Angkor Wat
The Khmer or Angkor Civilization came into existence during the period from 802 to 1431 A.D. and stretched as far as the modern Thailand-Burma Border in the West and Wat Phou of Laos in the North during its peak.
The center of the Khmer Civilization is at the Angkor Wat area which is situated on the plain of present-day Siemreap province north of the Great Lake of Tonle Sap.
Throughout the course of Khmer history, the kingship was frequently attained by violent means with bloodshed throne.
www.cambodia-travel.com /khmer-civilization.htm   (614 words)

 Khmer Ceramics
A majority of Khmer ceramics are glazed brown or celadon high fired stonewares, covered with a natural feldspathic, wood-ash glaze with iron, dark jade-greens or deep olive-green colors, but can vary to nearly white, gray, honey yellow or brown.
Khmer ceramics were made in a wide variety of shapes ranging from large storage jars, vases, covered urns to bowls, pots and covered boxes, animal shaped lime pots and oil lamps, figurines, conch shells and building material.
Generally Khmer ceramics are heavy, rather brooding, somber, and serious looking pieces but all have a beauty of shape and glaze that makes them extremely appreciated by those who have an eye for art and history.
www.asia-art.net /khmer_ceramics.htm   (253 words)

 Trial of the Khmer Rouge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Santebal, a Khmer term meaning "keeper of the peace" was part of the Khmer Rouge organizational structure well before April 17, 1975, when it took power from the U.S.-backed Lon Nol government.
As early as 1971, the Khmer Rouge established the Special Zone outside of Phnom Penh under the direction of Vorn Vet and Son Sen. Son Sen, later the DK Deputy Prime Minister for Defense, was also in charge of the Santebal, and in that capacity he appointed Duch to run its security apparatus.
When the Khmer Rouge took power in 1975, Duch moved his headquarters to Phnom Penh and reported directly to Son Sen. At that time, a small chapel in the capital was used to incarcerate the regime’s prisoners, who totaled fewer than two hundred.
www.fas.harvard.edu /~asiactr/haq/200001/0001a009.htm   (3468 words)

 Khmer Krom    (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Khmer language is taught at home and in the temples, but it is not permitted in any official business.
The Khmer Krom are represented in UNPO by the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Federation.
The ruined port of Oc-Eo (O-Keo in Khmer) in the province of Rach Gia in today’s southern Vietnam, was the busiest port in the region, where the Khmers, Chams, Chinese, Indians, and Europeans did their trading.
www.unpo.org /member.php?arg=30   (1677 words)

 Cambodia History: Rise and Fall of Khmer (Angkor) Civilization
Being revered as the "god-king" or deva-raja, the Khmer kings were able to rule over the empire with divine kingship and absolute power.
In addition, the kings could maintain their extensive irrigation system which was the prime factor of its successful economy with their Khmer laborers and foreign slaves.
The Khmers seem unwilling to work wholeheartedly for the king as a holy service as they had previously did.
cambodia-travel.com /khmer   (883 words)

 Khmer Rouge on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Khmer Rouge soldiers, aided by North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops, began a large-scale insurgency against government forces in 1970, quickly gaining control over more than two thirds of the country.
The Khmer Rouge, however, continued to field an army of c.30,000 near the Thai border and retained UN recognition as the official Cambodian government.
Return to the killing fields: the Khmer Rouge wants to rule Cambodia again, and its leaders are using the sword to get their way.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/k/khmerr1ou.asp   (988 words)

 Khmer Empire on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Divided during the 8th cent., it was reunited under the rule of Jayavarman II in the early 9th cent.; the capital was established in the area of Angkor by the king Yasovarman I (r.
The Angkor period (889-1434), the golden age of Khmer civilization, saw the empire at its greatest extent; it held sway over the valleys of the lower Menam (in present-day Thailand) and the lower Mekong (present-day Cambodia and Vietnam), as well as N into Laos.
Bas-reliefs, lacking in the earliest monuments, came to overshadow in importance statues in the round; in the later stages of Khmer art hardly a wall was left bare of bas-reliefs, which conveyed in the richness of their detail and vitality a vivid picture of Khmer life.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/K/KhmerE1mp.asp   (846 words)

 KR Years: The Fall of the Khmer Rouge
As the Khmer Rouge systematically destroyed nearly all aspects of Cambodian society, a new conflict simmered with its historical enemy, Vietnam.
The Khmer Rouge received support from China, Vietnam's rival to the north, while the Vietnamese were assisted by the Soviet Union, which competed with China for standing in the communist world.
It was as if the Khmer Rouge were stranded under the shadow of the Vietnamese communists, apparently willing to start a war just to boost their sense of independence.
www.edwebproject.org /sideshow/khmeryears/fall.html   (1178 words)

 The Khmer Rouge Years   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Peasants, in fact, were the Khmer Rouge communist ideal, not unlike the blonde-haired, blue-eyed Aryan of Nazi Germany.
The Khmer Rouge felt that new people had made an active choice to live in the cities and thus declared their allegiance to capitalism.
As was often said by the Khmer Rouge, 2000 years of Cambodian history had now come to an end; April 17 was the beginning of Year Zero for the new Cambodia: Democratic Kampuchea (DK).
www.edwebproject.org /sideshow/khmeryears   (595 words)

 Khmer - Test for Unicode support in Web browsers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Khmer is an Austro-Asiatic language, and is the script and language of Cambodia.
The Khmer script has also been used for writing Pali and Sanskrit, and appears to have been the inspiration for Thai.
The characters that appear in the first column of the following table depend on the browser that you are using, the fonts installed on your computer, and the browser options you have chosen that determine the fonts used to display particular character sets, encodings or languages.
www.alanwood.net /unicode/khmer.html   (262 words)

 Khmer New Year
In the Angkor Era, the 13th Century, the Khmer King, either Suriyavaraman II or Jayavaraman VII, was the one who changed the New Year to the fifth month of the lunar calendar, in April by the solar calendar.
95% of Khmer population are farmers, and the period from November through March is the busiest season for Khmer farmers to reap or harvest the crops from the rice fields.
Khmer people can find free time in April because there is no rain, and it is very hot, so Khmer farmers have the time to take vacation after they have worked very hard to gather the rice crops from their rice fields to get their income.
ethnomed.org /ethnomed/cultures/cambodian/khmer_new_yr.html   (820 words)

 Khmer Rouge Crimes
The Khmer Rouge ruled Cambodia from April 17, 1975, to January 7, 1979, during which time an estimated 1.7 million people were executed or died from disease and starvation as a result of the regime’s policies.
Internal defections within the Khmer Rouge throughout the 1990s and the corresponding re-emergence of its members in Cambodian society presented the Cambodian government with the controversy of whether and how to prosecute former Khmer Rouge officials for crimes committed during the period of CPK rule.
It arrested Ta Mok, former Khmer Rouge military commander of the south-west region and member of the CPK Central Committee, on March 6, 1999, and Kaing Khek Iev, better known as Duch, the former Khmer Rouge chief of police, who directed the notorious prison and torture center at Tuol Sleng, on May 9, 1999.
www.wcl.american.edu /hrbrief/v7i1/khmer.htm   (2677 words)

 Cambodian Information Center >> Fonts
A few months ago, a small group of Khmer, Khmer-American and American folks were met on the Internet to discuss about the possiblity of using Khmer language for email, homepage etc..
The ASCII characters are replaced by the Khmer alphabet according to its sound.
To ease data entry for the newly Khmer font, MS Window program and DLL are written after discussion by two of the members.
www.cambodia.org /fonts   (1320 words)

 The Khmer Rouge Canon 1975-1979:
Khmer Rouge would-be leaders like Khieu Samphan, Hu Nim, and Hou Youn (who, like Trotsky, would be eliminated in purges) all received doctorates in economics or law from the University of Paris.
For Khmers who survived [the legacy of U.S. policies — 600,000 killed, prolonged suffering and incidental charity], the awesome task was to transform accumulated bitterness and suffering into impetus for socio-economic reconstruction of the country all while normalising the country's foreign relations to prevent further harmful intervention.
They romanticized the Khmer revolution and its revolutionaries by rationalizing the policies of the Khmer Rouge and believing that all contrary evidence was the work of manipulators and counter-revolutionary agitators.
jim.com /canon.htm   (17815 words)

 Khmer/Cambodian alphabet, pronunciation and language
The Khmer alphabet is descended from the Brahmi script of ancient India by way of the Pallava script, which was used in southern India and South East Asia during the 5th and 6th Centuries AD.
The Khmer alphabet closely resembles the Thai and Lao alphabets, which were developed from it.
In a Khmer text there are no spaces between words, instead spaces indicate the end of a clause or sentence.
www.omniglot.com /writing/khmer.htm   (326 words)

 FAQ and Resources on Khmer in Unicode   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
KHMER LETTER LA U+17A1 is a fairly recent Khmer invention so is absent in the Pali series (but has recently been found in a subscript form in Northern Thai use of the Khmer script).
A presentation of Khmer Unicode in a Graphite engine was done at the 21st International Unicode Conference in Dublin, Ireland: http://www.unicode.org/iuc/iuc21/a329.html However, work needs to done on an interface with Microsoft SQL Server and other applications.
A Khmer Unicode keyboard layout for Windows may be created using Keyman 6.0 (available in the Developer version from Marc Durdin of Travultesoft; however once a keyboard is created a run-time version is available for free for non-commercial or non-governmental use).
www.bauhahnm.clara.net /Khmer/Welcome.html   (5540 words)

 Welcome to Khmer Language at University of Hawai'i, Manoa campus
Khmer is a non-tonal but has vowel distinctions not found in English; its grammar is uncomplicated, with neither verb conjugations nor noun declensions, and is not unlike that of English.
Introductory and intermediate coursework in Khmer may be used to fulfill the foreign language requirement for all bachelor's degrees on the Manoa campus.
Upon completing 15 credit-hours beyond the intermediate level with a 3.0 GPA in his/her coursework, the student may apply for a Certificate in Khmer.
khmer.hawaii.edu   (266 words)

 Khmer Institute
Khmer children who are raised in America are more independent and self-sufficient.
In Cambodia, Khmer children are raised with the expectation that they have the responsibility (financial + emotional) to care for the family, whereas, in the U.S., the children are more individualistic and are less important to the stability of the family.
As with the women, answer (c) (Khmer women are more independent) was the most popular choice among men, who selected it eight times, followed by (b) (Khmer women have dual roles as provider and caretaker) selected seven times, and (d) (Khmer women are no longer expected to stay home and be housewives) selected six times.
www.khmerinstitute.org /research/survey1/a.html   (1492 words)

 TIMEasia.com | TIME 100: Pol Pot | 8/23/99-8/30/99
The Vietnamese communists swiftly allied themselves with the Khmer Rouge--as Sihanouk had dismissively labeled Pol Pot's group--against the new regime in Phnom Penh.
The revolution derived its energy, they believed, from the empowerment of the rural poor, from their recent victory and from what they thought was the intrinsic superiority of Cambodians to the hated Vietnamese.
Trained as guerrillas, the Khmer Rouge were outmaneuvered and outgunned.
www.time.com /time/asia/asia/magazine/1999/990823/pol_pot1.html   (1911 words)

A booklet of phrases, verbs and general vocabulary with Khmer translations for use by survival level English as a second language students from Cambodia.
Eight pages of phrases with Khmer translations plus a phonetic reading of each for use by English as a second language teachers and students from K-adult.
Sixteen sheets of safety instructions with Khmer translations for use in high school and adult education courses.
www.state.me.us /education/esl/khmer.htm   (573 words)

 Khmer Translation - Translate Khmer Language Translator
LeoSam Translations's Khmer translation teams are professional linguists performing translation from English to Khmer and Khmer to English for a variety of documents in various industries including:
Khmer is one of the main Austroasiatic languages, and has had considerable influence from Sanskrit,and Pali.
Some of these influences, such as Sanskrit and Pali, come from the influence of Buddhism and Hinduism on Khmer culture; the latter two are the result of linguistic contact and geographic proximity.
www.translation-services-usa.com /languages/khmer.shtml   (462 words)

 CNN.com - Cambodia marks Khmer Rouge fall - Jan. 7, 2004
Hun Sen arrives at a ceremony commemorating the 25th anniversary of the ouster of the Khmer Rouge.
The Khmer Rouge was ousted by an invading Vietnamese army on January 7, 1979.
Khieu Samphan, the former Khmer Rouge nominal head of state, told The Associated Press in an interview last week that his regime committed genocide -- the first high-level admission of the communist group's collective guilt.
www.cnn.com /2004/WORLD/asiapcf/southeast/01/07/cambodia.khmer.ap   (487 words)

 Amazon.com: Music: Khmer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Khmer is intelligent, accomplished, deeply atmospheric and emotional music that forges real and cogent expression from the burgeoning musical vocabularies available to sensitive and probing musicians.
Khmer, on the other hand, reminds me of the waiter at a classy restaurant suggesting tonight's special if you're looking for some adventure and something different from the main menu.
Khmer explodes inside your head with enormous energy and passion combined with coolnes of its perfection.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000024UM7?v=glance   (1101 words)

 Khmer Empire
Divided during the 8th cent., it was reunited under the rule of Jayavarman II in the early 9th cent.; the capital was established in the area of
The Angkor period (889–1434), the golden age of Khmer civilization, saw the empire at its greatest extent; it held sway over the valleys of the lower Menam (in present-day Thailand) and the lower Mekong (present-day Cambodia and Vietnam), as well as N into Laos.
Cambodia: once the centre of the ancient Khmer Empire, Cambodia is finally emerging from years of turbulence in the aftermath of Pol Pot's despotic rule, during which millions were killed.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/history/A0827550.html   (589 words)

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