Khmer

noun
\ kə-ˈmer How to pronounce Khmer (audio) \
plural Khmer or Khmers

Definition of Khmer

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

Other Words from Khmer

Khmer adjective

First Known Use of Khmer

1881, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Khmer

northern or western dialect Khmer khmε:r, a self-designation (standard Khmer khmaε)

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The first known use of Khmer was in 1881

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“Khmer.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Khmer. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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