Most Khmer Krom live in Tây Nam Bộ, the southern lowland region of historical Cambodia covering an area of 89,000 square kilometres (34,363 sq mi) around modern day Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta, which used to be the southeasternmost territory of the Khmer Empire until its incorporation into Vietnam under the …
Are Khmer Krom indigenous?
Kampuchea Krom (meaning ‘Lower Cambodia’) is the unofficial Khmer name for the Mekong Delta region, whose indigenous inhabitants are the Khmer Krom, an ethnic minority living in southern Vietnam.
How many Khmer are there in Vietnam?
They are one of the largest minorities in Vietnam, numbering over 1.26 million, and are the remnants of the society that existed prior to the take-over of the Mekong delta by the Vietnamese in the eighteenth century.
Is Vietnam a Khmer?
In Vietnam, they are recognized as one of Vietnam’s fifty-three ethnic minorities: Vietnamese: Người Khơ-me and Người Miên (both literally meaning ‘Khmer People’). … Khmer Krom people have been members of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) since 15 July 2001.
How do you pronounce Khmer in Cambodian?
The correct pronunciation of Khmer in the Khmer language is Km-ah-eh.
How many Vietnamese live in Cambodia?
There are an estimated 400,000-700,000 ethnic Vietnamese in Cambodia.