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Contributor Contrib.highexpectasians on 4/27/2017
From French Cambodge, which is taken from the Khmer name កម្ពុជា (Kampuchea). The name comes from Sanskrit कम्बोजदेश (Kambujadeśa), which is a combination of काम्बोज (kāmboja), the name of a tribe and kingdom described in Hindu literature, and देश (deśá) meaning "kingdom, country". This is the name of a country in Southeast Asia formerly referred to as KAMPUCHEA.