Do people in Cambodia speak Chinese?
Language in Cambodia
Khmer is the official language and spoken by 95% of the population. Chinese and Vietnamese are also spoken.
Is Khmer easy to learn?
Khmer is a truly difficult language for Westerners to learn, harder than Mandarin to speak, and harder than anything other than Chinese or Japanese to read. There are several difficulties. First, many of the vowel sounds are unlike anything in a European language and are only subtly different from one another.
What language is similar to Khmer?
More distant relatives to Khmer are the Munda languages (of India), Khasi languages (India), Palaungic languages, Khmuic languages, Pakanic languages, Vietic languages (including Vietnamese), Katuic languages, Nicobarese languages (Nicobar Islands), Aslian languages, and Monic languages (including Mon).
What religion is Cambodia?
The constitution states Buddhism is the state religion, and it is promoted by the government through holiday observances, religious training, Buddhist instruction in public schools, and financial support to Buddhist institutions.
Does Cambodia speak English?
English is widely spoken in Cambodia and many are pleasantly surprised by the general level of English after travelling through neigbouring Thailand or Vietnam where English speakers are often confined to the tourism industry.
Is Cambodian language similar to Thai?
The two countries share the same historical roots dating back to the old Khmer civilization, which manifest in their similar languages, cultures, and socio-ethnic features. In fact, the Thai royal language is derived from Khmer words and the two languages still retain the same Pali-Sanskrit roots.