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Kampuchean, Khmer Orientation Identification. Khmer as a noun or adjective can refer to the Cambodian language, people, or culture and thus suggests an ethnic and linguistic identity more than a political entity.
From tothe Cambodian wedding was known as the Khmer Republic KR. Cambodia lies between Thailand and Vietnam in mainland southeast Asia, with a smaller stretch of the northern border adjoining Laos. The most central region culturally and economically is the lowland flood plain of the Mekong River and Tonle Sap Lake.
Although Cambodia also has a coastline on the Gulf of Thailand, the coast is separated from the central flood plain by mountains; only since the s have railroads and roads provided ready access to the coastal port towns.
The economy is dominated by wet rice agriculture. The iconic image of the countryside is one of rice paddies among which are scattered sugar palms.
Until recently, much of the area outside the flood plains was forested. In the fifteenth century, the capital was moved to the area of the intersection of the Sap and Mekong rivers, near present-day Phnom Penh, perhaps to enhance trade.
The most densely populated areas now are along the rivers in the provinces near Phnom Penh. According to a census, the population is There are no reliable statistics for ethnic populations, although the Khmer population is certainly the largest. A demographic study estimated that Khmer represented The dominant Khmer language belongs to the Austroasiatic language family and is related to Vietnamese, Mon, and a number of other Asian languages.
Khmer writing, derived from Indian systems, may have begun as early as the third century C. While Khmer is closer to Vietnamese than to Thai, a shared literate tradition Cambodian wedding to a common religion and centuries of cultural contact has resulted in much Cambodian wedding being shared with Thai.
As in Thailand, Laos, and Burma, the language of Theravada Buddhist scriptures, Pali, often is studied by young men during temporary periods as monks and is an important influence on literary Khmer.
A scarcity of written materials resulting from the colonial dominance of French and later periods of political turmoil had left the educated population highly dependent on second languages, and in urban areas there is a great desire to learn English and French.
Despite the efforts of France to promote the continued use of French as a second language, it is Cambodia probably giving way to English.
Vietnamese, Chinese, and Cham, who are often bilingual, freely use their own languages, and Vietnamese and Chinese newspapers are published in Phnom Penh. The most important cultural symbol is the ancient Khmer temple Angkor Wat, along with the ancient Khmer Empire and its monumental antiquities.
Since independence, every flag except the one used by the United Nations when it administered the country in has featured the image of Angkor Wat. Classical dance, also an important national symbol, consciously tries in costume and gesture to recreate Angkorean bas-reliefs.
The institution of kingship, which was reestablished inis an important national symbol, especially in rural areas, where devotion to the king never died out during the socialist period. It is not clear to what extent the symbolism of kingship can be separated from its current embodiment in Norodom Sihanouk.
In the s, the government promoted the memory of the atrocities of — DK period, also known as the Pol Pot regime, including holidays to commemorate bitterness 20 May and national liberation 7 January. However, the DK atrocities symbolize Cambodian identity much less for its people than they do for foreigners.
Nevertheless, many Cambodians express a sense that their culture has been lost or is in danger, and this cultural vulnerability stands as a kind of national symbol. National identity sometimes is mobilized around the idea of hostility to Vietnam.
This derives in part from the ways in which national identity was defined by resistance groups during the PRK period, when there was a strong Vietnamese military and cultural presence.
History and Ethnic Relations Emergence of the Nation. The roots of the nation lie in the systematization of wet rice agriculture and the gradual development of a more extensive political organization that climaxed in the Khmer Empire in the period — The Khmer Empire was not a nation in the modern sense and varied in size from king to king.
However, at different times the empire ruled large parts of what is now Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam. The population of the empire included Siamese and probably other Austroasiatic peoples who gradually assimilated to the Khmer.
Khmer culture and language were clearly dominant during that period, and the Khmer population extended well beyond the current boundaries. The rise of Siam now Thailand as an empire and nation and the gradual expansion of Vietnam drastically decreased Khmer territory and led to a period when Cambodia was dominated by those kingdoms.
It is generally accepted that if Cambodia had not been colonized by France, it would have been swallowed by its neighbors. True national identity was created during the French colonial presence. The French fixed boundaries, systematized government and ecclesiastical bureaucracies, promoted the empire as a national symbol, encouraged an increasingly elaborate ceremonial role for the king, and introduced secular education.
There are significant populations of ethnic Khmer in Thailand and Vietnam. The Khmer in Thailand are well integrated into the Thai state, with few significant links to Cambodia.
The Khmer in southern Vietnam, called Khmer Kraom, have historically had much stronger ties to Cambodia proper, and several important Cambodian political leaders have been Khmer Kraom.
There continues to be migration of Khmer Kraom to Cambodia, including young men who come as Buddhist monks; many Khmer Kraom have a strong sense of identity with the nation.Courtship, marriage, and divorce in Cambodia are important aspects of family life. The wedding usually lasts for a day and a half.
It starts at the bride's home followed by a religious ceremony and exchange of ritual gifts. Bride and groom at a Cambodian wedding. Early years. Though adolescent Cambodian children usually play with.
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