Khmer Submitted Place Names

Khmer names are used in the country of Cambodia in southeastern Asia.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
KAMPUCHEA   (Country)   Khmer, English
Khmer form of Cambodia, also used to refer to the old English name for the country used from 1975-1989.
PHNOM PENH   (Settlement)   Khmer, English
Means "Penh's hill" in Khmer, a combination of ភ្នំ (pnum) "hill, mountain" and ពេញ (bpeuñ) meaning "full", but referring to Lady Penh, a wealthy woman in Cambodian legend who built a new temple for the Buddha after a flood (today believed to be the temple of Wat Phnom)... [more]