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Learn Khmer

Exploring Asia is probably going to involve learning a new alphabet, wherever you're going, and Khmer is no exception. Khmer has about 16 million speakers. It's incredibly important that you should use the right version for the right occasion: there are different ways for talking colloquially, talking to superiors, to royals, to monks.§

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Where Is It Spoken?

Cambodia

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Number Of Speakers

16,000,000

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Language Family

Austroasiatic

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Fun facts about Khmer

Khmer is written without spaces, and consonants are stacked on top of each other.

Basic numbers only exist for 1 to 5, so 6 is 5 + 1, 7 is 5 + 2, 8 is 5 + 3 etc.

There is a separate word for 'yes' depending on whether you're a man - 'bat' - or a woman - 'chas'.

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