Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Khmer Language Information

Ref: Ethnologue Map

A language of Cambodia

Alternate Names
  • Cambodian, Khmer
  • 12,900,000 in Cambodia (2008 census). Population total all countries: 14,224,500.
  • Widespread. Also in Canada, China, France, Laos, United States, Viet Nam.
Language Maps
Language Status
  • 1 (National). Statutory national language (1993, Constitution, Article 5).
  • Battambang Khmer, Cardamom Khmer, Khmer Kandal (Central), Khmer Keh (Stung Treng), Khmer Krom (Southern). Distinct from Northern Khmer [kxm] of Thailand.
Typology: SVO
Language Use
  • 1,000,000 L2 speakers.
Language Development
  • 35% of the population over 15 cannot read or write Khmer. Radio programs. Grammar. Bible: 1954–1998.
Writing: Khmer script.

Ref: Ethnologue

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