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9/12/2021, 6:39 PM HL
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2/13/2020, 1:48 AM Mike C
2/7/2020, 4:20 PM HL
4/27/2017, 7:20 PM HL

Name Cambodia
Type Country
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. kam-BO-dee-ə
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Meaning & History

From French Cambodge taken from Khmer កម្ពុជា (Kampuchea). The name comes from Sanskrit कम्बोजदेश (Kambujadesha), derived from काम्बोज (kamboja), the name of an ancient tribe and kingdom described in Hindu literature, combined with देश (desha) meaning "kingdom, country". This is the name of a country in Southeast Asia formerly referred to as Kampuchea.
Added 4/27/2017 by HL