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  Khmer Krom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Khmer Krom, ethnically the same as the Khmer people of Cambodia, are descendants of the Khmer that inhabited the delta of the Mekong prior to the arrival of the Vietnamese.
In the 1970s, the Khmer Rouge regime attacked Vietnam in an attempt to reconquer those areas of the delta still predominantly inhabited by Khmer Krom people, but this military adventure was a total disaster and precipitated the invasion of Cambodia by the Vietnamese army and subsequent downfall of the Khmer Rouge, with Vietnam occupying Cambodia.
The Khmer Krom are the poorest segment of the population in southern Vietnam.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Khmer_Krom   (524 words)

 Khmer people - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Khmer people are the predominant ethnic group in Cambodia, accounting for approximately 90% of the 13 million people in the country.
The majority of the Khmer are followers of the Khmer style of Buddhism, which blends elements of Hinduism, animism and ancestor-spirit worship.
Significant poplulations of Khmers reside in adjacent areas of Thailand (Northern Khmer) and the Mekong Delta region of neighboring Vietnam (Khmer Krom).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Khmer_people   (1086 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)

 Cambodian History Part IV   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
People began to realize that, in the eyes of the victors, the war was not over; it was just beginning, and the people were the new enemy.
People were murdered for not working hard, for complaining about living conditions, for collecting or stealing food for their own use, for wearing jewelry, for having sexual relations, for grieving over the loss of relatives or friends, or for expressing religious sentiments.
People died from the bites of venomous snakes, drowned in flooded areas during the rainy season, and were killed by wild beasts in jungle areas.
www.ess.uwe.ac.uk /genocide/cambhist4.htm   (8248 words)

It is only in the recent years that the lives of the khmer people have become a little easier, but this privilege did not come easy Many Khmer people have died fighting, and many more have endured great suffering in order to gain their freedom from Vietnamese rule.
The Khmer people are an ethnic diverse group that arrived in Southeastern Asia in 2000B.C. Khmer Krom is located on the southernmost area of the Khmer Empire and southwestern part of Vietnam.
During Gia Long rulership many Khmer Krom were force to dig his canal project and many of the Khmer Kroms were killed or even buried alive according to the Khmer Krom, some men were buried alive so that the Vietnamese soldiers could use their heads as stove stands to boil tea water for their master.
www.geocities.com /lena1082000/khmerkromhistory.html   (2168 words)

 United People of Cambodia
The Cambodian people are on the brink of extinction, dying a slow death, murdered in the name of dominant power in the region.
The Khmer people are a mixture of various ethnic groups that have intermarried throughout the centuries.
The Khmer civilization was dominated by the Hindu-Buddhist, kingdoms of Funan, and Chenla.
www.sknparty.com /history.htm   (2783 words)

 Khmer People's Relationships With Other People - Asia Finest Discussion Forum
khmer people are one of the most diversed people in southeast asia because we all have different physical traits but yet most of us still claim khmer.
Some documents in Khmer history have cited that at the start of the relationship, the Court of Hue only asked to use certain areas in Prei Nokor to train their militaries for wars against the Chinese and they would be returned to the Khmer authority in 5 years.
The Khmer Krom had to stand alone and faced severely retaliations without any supports from King Ang Doung (1840-59) of the Khmer Empire(It was understandable that at the start of his reign, Thailand and Vietnam often attempted to impose their superiority over the Khmer internal affairs).
www.asiafinest.com /forum/index.php?showtopic=5692   (5644 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   (809 words)

 CARAWEB - THE KHMER MENTALITY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Khmer fondness for boasting is also well-documented, for instance, in such ethical poems as "Father's Testament," "Rules for Children and Grandchildren," "Fable for Children and Grandchildren," and "Conduct Rules for Men." All these writings seek to awaken the Khmer people from their dreams of self-praise and irrational pride.
This is because the Khmer people live in a country in which the various seasons are not clear-cut: the rainy season and the dry season, as well as the cold season, start and end at fuzzy dates, known to no one.
The ninth element of the Khmer mentality is the sanctity of one's "truth-word," or oath.
www.caraweb.org /articles/khmermentality.html   (4147 words)

 THE TEN BASIC ROOTS OF KHMER MENTALITY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Khmer wives do possess this personality's characteristic of "Mother-wife", while their Chinese counterparts have the opposite one of "Slave-wife", as in Chinese family practice, it is the husband who controls the family's finance).
Khmer people have been the most humble amongst the three, but they were also trapped by the same upbringing so convincingly that Khmer ancestors tried to make this common attitude explicit in a
The Seventh Root of Khmer mentality resides in the fact that Khmer people are inclined to be confused at all important aspects of commitment.
sokhon-phem.com /website/kimchanvong/chantkhan/khmer-mentality-eng.htm   (4336 words)

 Wattkhmer - Khmer History
The supporters of the U.S.-backed Khmer Republic sacrificed their lives in an effort to defend the regime and Cambodia's independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity, all of which had been repeatedly violated by the Vietcong, the North Vietnamese Army, and the communist Khmer Rouge, the latter with the support of the People's Republic of China.
Conversely, in liberated areas of the countryside, many Khmer citizens from among the majority of poor people sacrificed their lives by joining the NLAFK to free the country from what they perceived to be U.S. imperialists and their allies.
In People's Republic of Kampuchea, the important ministerial positions were taken by veterans, such as the revolutionists from the Eastern Zone, especially those from Kampong Cham, Svay Rieng, and people who had been educated in Vietnam after the 1954 Geneva Conference.
www.wattkhmer.org /khmerhistory.html   (4421 words)

 Khmer People - Cambodia
The stone inscriptions found in the Angkor's region are mostly concerned with the religious related topics and rarely speak anything about the ordinary life of the local Khmer people.
Many people walk to and fro; two bulls can be seen to pull an oxcart, some people carry their goods on the head, the dignitary on a palanquin carried by the servants, and some people ride on the horses.
During those days, we can imagine the Angkor's capital such that the remarkable Khmer temples like Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom must be surrounded by the wooden houses, some with tiles on the roof while some only with thatch-leaves, and the people carried out their life in the market place.
www.cambodia-travel.com /khmer/people.htm   (503 words)

 Khmer's a sandwich between Siamese & Vietnamese
A Khmer man, who came to live in Australia from Kampong Chhnang, clearly told me that if one of us Khmers go fishing on boat alone who would be without returning to their home, be killed on the spot by the Vietnamese fishers who are living on the water.
This sweet life was forgotten by the menace war, and the Khmer people, after having known a period of glory and peace, were invaded by the Siamese in the fourteenth century.
It was first of all, a spontaneous popular revolution, organized by men of the people and co-ordinated by networks of messengers who gave cohesion to the actions of the peasants who had seemed so compliant, dull-witted and uninformed but who knew when their country’s existence was at stake and responded to the supreme challenge.
absara.free.fr /1photo-choc1/slk_Khsandwich-tai-Viet.htm   (7642 words)

 Khmer language resources
Across the Taiwan Straits Trial of the Khmer Rouge Asian Studies Events at Harvard The Trial of the Khmer Rouge: The role of the Tuol Sleng and Santebal archives by George Chigas George Chigas is the...
Khmer People's National Liberation Armed Forces, also known as the Khmer People's National Liberation Army (not to be confused with the Khmer People's Liberation Army, the opposition forces organized...
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...
www.mongabay.com /indigenous_ethnicities/languages/languages/Khmer.html   (1367 words)

 Proleung Khmer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Finally, sensing that the Khmer people are 100% behind Samdech Euv, the government of Cambodia decided to create a Border Council to be chaired by Samdech Euv.
On April 24, 2005, the Khmer in Long Beach celebrated the Khmer New Year for the first time with a parade.
It was a controversy when the organizing committee selected April 17, 2005, the darkest day of Khmer history with the take over of Cambodia by the radical Khmer Rouge that led to the killings of 1.7 million Khmers.
proleung.blogspot.com   (586 words)

 Khmer.org | Khmer People On Line   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Khmer Ler is the origin of Cambodian people
Radio Free Asia interviewed with a professor: he said, Khmer ler is the origin of Cambodian people.
Khmer ler has invented metal, bronze, and silver, so Cambodian people could use them as tool or weap....
www.khmer.org /us   (336 words)

 Khmer440 - Cambodia bars, restaurants, travel and living
On my first visit here, in 1994, people told of hearing frequent gunshots at night just a year previously and robberies that were so commonplace that nocturnal wanderers were almost certain to pay for their eccentricity.
In most cases they are ordinary, genial people simply trying to make the best of their lives in precarious and difficult circumstances.
But when they’re with people they know, they seem shameless about their own depravity and revel in the sordidness of the world around them.
www.khmer440.com   (2832 words)

 Provide Free Services To Serve Khmer people!!!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
     As a Cambodian, I hope Khmer windows or Khmer language software be soon available, that why I spent most of my free time and sleeping time to work with "Khmer win" project.
"Khmer win" does not mean Khmer Windows but it's a Khmer language environment supported software for Windows 9x and Me. I'll try our best to work with Windows 2000 and XP later.
"Khmer win basic" is a freeware, coz I hope all Cambodian can use it and you can download it now by going to download page.
www.khmermail.i-p.com /reading/windows.html   (163 words)

A guide with a bibliography highlighting the general background of Cambodian people: their art, school system, family relationships, food and holidays.
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.
www.state.me.us /education/esl/khmer.htm   (573 words)

 The Argument Againt the Khmer People - Asia Finest Discussion Forum
Vietnamese academics said that there wasn’t enough linguistic evidence to point out that the people of the Funan empire (present-day Kampuchea Krom) were Khmer because the Khmer ethnicity arose after the existence of the Funan empire.
As a result of the Thai invasion, the Thai immigrants moved into the land of the Khom and became the present-day Khmers who have 90% of Thai blood and call their newfound country Cambodja but retain the strinkingly identical civilization, culture, tradition and arts of the Thais in Thailand.
The Khmer people need peace but peace is always hard to come by as they are surrounded by arrogant neighbors There is more to me than just my Khmerness.
www.asiafinest.com /forum/index.php?showtopic=4433   (1286 words)

 Cambodia - Kampuchean, or Khmer, People's Revolutionary Armed Forces   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Kampuchean (or Khmer) People's Revolutionary Armed Forces (KPRAF) constituted the regular forces of the pro-Hanoi People's Republic of Kampuchea (PRK).
Soon after the downfall of the Khmer Rouge, two reasons for the necessity of such forces became apparent to the PRK's Vietnamese mentors when they installed the new Cambodian government in early 1979.
This development, however, was carefully shielded from the scrutiny of outsiders, and much that could be concluded about the armed forces of the PRK was based on analysis rather than incontrovertible hard data.
www.country-data.com /cgi-bin/query/r-2233.html   (321 words)

 Khmer Krom Network   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The KKF and Khmer Krom Association in Southern California has united to proudly display the Khmer Krom flag and pride for the first time in front of thousands of people during the Second Annual Cambodian New Year Parade Celebration.
The Khmers Kampuchea-Krom Federation (KKF) is seeking support for funds towards the first ever International legal conference on Khmer Krom to be held in the Hague, Netherlands later this August.
On behalf of the Khmers Kampuchea Krom Federation and other indigenous organisations, the Transnational Radical Party (TRP) has submitted a written statement to United Nations detailing violations that Viet Nam continues to impose on their indigenous peoples such as the Khmer Krom, the Montagnard and the Hmong people.
www.khmerkrom.net /modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=337   (486 words)

 Khmer People   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Khmer had a presence in Central, East, some parts of the North and the Northeast of Thailand [ I 'san ] since the second half of 6th C. This presence lasted until the mid 13th C. However the influences of Khmer styles, inspiration and iconography continued long after.
Where the Khmer were and when can be traced from looking at the many stone inscriptions found throughout Thailand.
Khmer presence can also be traced by art objects and architecture ruins found in ancient sites.
www.thailandsworld.com /index.cfm?p=83   (374 words)

 Khmer Forum - Cambodia Forum: Ca Mau presents new year gifts to Khmer people - Cambodian Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The province sent delegations to visit and present gifts to four Khmer pagodas, a number of social policy beneficiary families, religious dignitaries and students of the Khmer ethnic group.
At a meeting with Khmer religious dignitaries and people held on this occasion, Ca Mau leaders praised the Khmer people for their contributions to local development.
As a result, the living conditions of Khmer people in the province have been markedly improved.
www.cambodiaforum.com /index.php?showtopic=5718   (375 words)

 asian indigenous studies khmer people
That is the case with the Khmer classical dancers." - Quote from Senator Bob Dole.
In practice, the two words, Khmer and Cambodian, can be used to replace each other." Learn more about the people and the celebration.
Hinduism had played an important role in Khmer civilization as the Angkor monarchs adopted its concept of deva-raja, or "god-king", by which the king was revered as an incarnation of the god Shiva, a supreme Hindu deity who was regarded as a protector." A good overview.
www.archaeolink.com /asian_indigenous_studies_khmer_p.htm   (496 words)

 Khmer's Directory :: people society   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A Spectrum of Khmer's Cyber Entertainment, Socialization, and Connection.
Khmer Spectrum offers many stimulations and diversify activities such as forum, chatroom, pm message box, gallery with photorate, lyrics, personal ads, and much more.
A virtual travel guide to Cambodia, find comprehensive information about Cambodia in its diversity: geography, economy, science, people, culture, environment, government and history.
www.khmerseek.com /people_society   (218 words)

 KhmerFoundation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Buddhism concerns the very existance of life and inescapable phenomena of everyday human experience-love and hate, fear and sorrow, pride and passion, frustration and elation.
Buddhism gave greater emphasis and importance, for its truth is demonstrable within the realm of everyday human existence, and its validity is absolute.
Tontines have been favourable to Cambodians and other ethnic groups; but, they also have opened windows of opportunity for some people to abscond with a lump sum of money because of the alegal nature of tontines.
www.cambodia.org.nz   (290 words)

 Free Khmer Krom people Petition
We, the Khmer Krom people around the world, would like to bring to your attention the horrifying genocide against the Khmer Krom people in South Vietnam by the Vietnamese government.
Moreover, many dignitary and intellectual Khmer Krom people were massacred murdered, and cremated alive.
Our people's lands were confiscated, and our people were forced to forsake their fundamental rights, which included the abandonment of practicing our own religion, wearing traditional attire, and learn our own history and language.
www.petitiononline.com /kknFeb05   (437 words)

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