About Khmer Language
According to Wikipedia.org, The Khmer language is also known as Cambodian. It is the official language of Cambodia. There are around 11.3 million people in South-Eastern Thailand who also speak Khmer. This language is written with a special script that was first introduced in South India. Khmer is the official language of the ancient Khmer empire and in Angkor. There are several inscriptions from the 7th to 15th century that represent the prestige and use of this language. In Cambodia 15-16 million native speakers speak Khmer. People living in Khmer are close to the Southeast Asian population. The Northern Khmer dialect makes it distinctive among other languages. Khmer belongs to the Austroasiatic Khmeric Khmer language family.