The Khmer Krom (literally, the ‘Khmer from Below’ (the Mekong)) mainly inhabit the Mekong delta region in the south-west of Vietnam.
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.
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 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.
How do you pronounce Khmer in Cambodian?
The correct pronunciation of Khmer in the Khmer language is Km-ah-eh.