Khmer Krom

ethnic group

The Khmer Krom (Khmer: ជនជាតិខ្មែរក្រោម, Chónchéatĕ Khmêr Kraôm, [cɔnciət kʰmae kraom]; Vietnamese: người Khmer Nam Bộ, người Khmer Việt Nam, người Việt gốc Miên (used before 1975)) are ethnically Khmer people living in or from the region of Tây Nam Bộ, the south western part of Vietnam known in Khmer as Kampuchea Krom (Khmer: កម្ពុជាក្រោម, Kâmpŭchéa Kraôm [kampuciə kraom] lit. 'Lower Cambodia'). In Vietnam, they are recognized as one of Vietnam's fifty-three ethnic minorities.

Flag of Khmer Kampuchea-Krom Federation (KKF)

Quotes edit

  • The Khmer Krom indigenous community, numbering about 1.3 million people, live in a part of Vietnam that was once southeastern Cambodia. They face discrimination in Vietnam and suspicion in Cambodia, where they are often perceived not as Cambodians but as Vietnamese.

External links edit

  •   Media related to Khmer Krom on Wikimedia Commons
  •   Encyclopedic article on Khmer Krom on Wikipedia
  •   The dictionary definition of Khmer Krom on Wiktionary