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Khmer (Southeast Asian people)

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Topical headingKhmer (Southeast Asian people)
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Variant(s)Khmer Krom (Southeast Asian people)
See alsoEthnology--Cambodia
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Found inTaylor, P. The Khmer lands of Vietnam, 2014: pp. ix-x (A large and geographically extensive Khmer population inhabits the southernmost reaches of the territory under Vietnamese administration; the Khmer cultural presence in Vietnam is robust; the uplands of the Vietnamese southeast, where Khmers are strikingly present) p. 2 (Kampuchea Krom is the Khmer name for the region that in English is known as southern Vietnam; the region remains home to a substantial population of ethnic Khmers, or Khmer Krom)
Merriam-Webster dictionary online, Nov. 26, 2019 (Khmer, plural Khmer or Khmers: 1. a member of an aboriginal people of Cambodia. 2. the Mon-Khmer language of the Khmer people that is the official language of Cambodia)
Britannica online, Nov. 26, 2019 (Khmer, also called Cambodian, or Kampuchean, any member of an ethnolinguistic group that constitutes most of the population of Cambodia. Smaller numbers of Khmer also live in southeastern Thailand and the Mekong River delta of southern Vietnam)
The world factbook, via WWW, Nov. 26, 2019 (under Cambodia: Nationality: noun: Cambodian(s). Ethnic groups: Khmer 97.6%, Cham 1.2%, Chinese 0.1%, Vietnamese 0.1%, other 0.9%)
Southeast Asia : a historical encyclopedia, from Angkor Wat to East Timor, ©2004 (Khmers; the predominant ethnolinguistic group inhabiting Cambodia; the Khmer people)
Lebar, F.M. Ethnic groups of mainland Southeast Asia, ©1964: p. 98 (Khmer. Synonym: Cambodian; the term Khmer refers to the ancient as well as the present dominant ethnic population of Cambodia; a national of the country may be called a Cambodian, although this term also includes groups that may be ethnically distinct from the Khmer; ethnic Khmer extend somewhat beyond the boundaries of Cambodia, particularly into southeastern Thailand and the Mekong delta in South Vietnam)
Worldmark encyclopedia of cultures and daily life, ©2009: v. 3, pp. 495-496 (Khmer. Alternate names: Cambodians; approximately 90% of the Cambodian population is ethnic Khmer; between 500,000 and 700,000 Khmer live in southern Vietnam; another quarter-to half-million live in Thailand)