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Cambodian literature

Index Cambodian literature

Cambodian or Khmer literature has a very ancient origin. [1]

68 relations: Adhémard Leclère, Ang Duong, Apsara, Asura, Auguste Pavie, Étienne Aymonier, Battambang, Buddhism, Cambodia, Cambodian Royal Chronicles, Communism, Culture of Cambodia, Dance in Cambodia, Democratic Kampuchea, Epigraphy, Folklore, French colonial empire, George Chigas, Ghost, Hanuman, Human trafficking, Indian epic poetry, Jataka tales, Kampong Speu Province, Khmer alphabet, Khmer Empire, Khmer language, Khmer people, Khmer Rouge, Khmer sastra, Kirirom National Park, Krasue, Latin, Mahabharata, Mermaid, Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts (Cambodia), Monarchy of Cambodia, Oral literature, Oral tradition, Pali, Palmyra, People's Republic of Kampuchea, Phnom Kong Rei, Phnom Penh, Phnom Sruoch District, Pol Pot, Ponhea Yat, Preah Botumthera Som, Ramayana, Reamker, ..., Sanskrit, Somaly Mam, Southeast Asia, Soviet Union, Stele, Suvannamaccha, Tboung Khmum Province, Text corpus, Thai language, Thailand, The Twelve Sisters, Theatre of Cambodia, Tilottama, Tripiṭaka, Tum Teav, Vessantara Jataka, Vietnam, Vihara. Expand index (18 more) »

Adhémard Leclère

Adhémard Leclère (12 May 1853 – 16 March 1917) was a French diplomat, economist, politician and ethnologist.

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Ang Duong

Ang Duong (ព្រះបាទ អង្គ ឌួង) (12 June 1796 – 19 October 1860) was king of Cambodia, who reigned from 1841 to 1844 and 1845 to his death in 1860.

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An apsara, also spelled as apsaras by the Oxford Dictionary (respective plurals apsaras and apsarases), is a female spirit of the clouds and waters in Hindu culture.

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Asuras (असुर) are a class of divine beings or power-seeking deities related to the more benevolent Devas (also known as Suras) in Hindu mythology.

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Auguste Pavie

Auguste Jean-Marie Pavie (31 May 1847 – 7 May 1925) was a French colonial civil servant, explorer and diplomat who was instrumental in establishing French control over Laos in the last two decades of the 19th century.

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Étienne Aymonier

Étienne François Aymonier (26 February 1844 – 21 January 1929) was a French linguist and explorer.

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Battambang (ក្រុងបាត់ដំបង; Batdâmbâng) or Krong Battambang (ក្រុងបាត់ដំបង, Battambang City) is the capital city of Battambang province in north western Cambodia.

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Buddhism is the world's fourth-largest religion with over 520 million followers, or over 7% of the global population, known as Buddhists.

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Cambodia (កម្ពុជា, or Kampuchea:, Cambodge), officially known as the Kingdom of Cambodia (ព្រះរាជាណាចក្រកម្ពុជា, prĕəh riəciənaacak kampuciə,; Royaume du Cambodge), is a sovereign state located in the southern portion of the Indochina peninsula in Southeast Asia.

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Cambodian Royal Chronicles

The Cambodian Royal Chronicles or Cambodian Chronicles (Rajabansavatar or Rapa Ksatr) are a collection of 18th and 19th century historical manuscripts that focus on the time from around the year 1430 to the beginning of the 16th century.

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In political and social sciences, communism (from Latin communis, "common, universal") is the philosophical, social, political, and economic ideology and movement whose ultimate goal is the establishment of the communist society, which is a socioeconomic order structured upon the common ownership of the means of production and the absence of social classes, money and the state.

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Culture of Cambodia

Throughout Cambodia's long history, religion has been a major source of cultural inspiration.

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Dance in Cambodia

Dance in Cambodia (របាំ robam) consists of three main categories: classical dance of the royal court used for invocation, entertainment and to pay homage, folk dance which portrays cultural traditions, and social dances performed in social gatherings.

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Democratic Kampuchea

The state of Kampuchea (កម្ពុជា; Kâmpŭchéa; Kampuchéa), officially Democratic Kampuchea (DK; កម្ពុជាប្រជាធិបតេយ្យ; Kâmpŭchéa Prâcheathippadey; Kampuchéa démocratique), existed between 1975 and 1979 in present-day Cambodia.

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Epigraphy (ἐπιγραφή, "inscription") is the study of inscriptions or epigraphs as writing; it is the science of identifying graphemes, clarifying their meanings, classifying their uses according to dates and cultural contexts, and drawing conclusions about the writing and the writers.

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Folklore is the expressive body of culture shared by a particular group of people; it encompasses the traditions common to that culture, subculture or group.

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French colonial empire

The French colonial empire constituted the overseas colonies, protectorates and mandate territories that came under French rule from the 16th century onward.

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George Chigas

George Chigas is an American writer and scholar.

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In folklore, a ghost (sometimes known as an apparition, haunt, phantom, poltergeist, shade, specter or spectre, spirit, spook, and wraith) is the soul or spirit of a dead person or animal that can appear to the living.

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Hanuman (IAST: Hanumān, Sanskrit: हनुमान्) is an ardent devotee of Lord Rama and one of the central characters in the various versions of the epic Ramayana found in the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia.

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Human trafficking

Human trafficking is the trade of humans for the purpose of forced labour, sexual slavery, or commercial sexual exploitation for the trafficker or others.

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Indian epic poetry

Indian epic poetry is the epic poetry written in the Indian subcontinent, traditionally called Kavya (or Kāvya; Sanskrit: काव्य, IAST: kāvyá) or Kappiyam (Tamil language: காப்பியம், kāppiyam).

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Jataka tales

The Jātaka tales are a voluminous body of literature native to India concerning the previous births of Gautama Buddha in both human and animal form.

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Kampong Speu Province

Kampong Speu (ខេត្តកំពង់ស្ពឺ,, "Starfruit Port") is a province (khaet) of Cambodia.

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Khmer alphabet

The Khmer alphabet or Khmer script (អក្សរខ្មែរ) Huffman, Franklin.

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Khmer Empire

The Khmer Empire (Khmer: ចក្រភពខ្មែរ: Chakrphup Khmer or អាណាចក្រខ្មែរ: Anachak Khmer), officially the Angkor Empire (Khmer: អាណាចក្រអង្គរ: Anachak Angkor), the predecessor state to modern Cambodia ("Kampuchea" or "Srok Khmer" to the Khmer people), was a powerful Hindu-Buddhist empire in Southeast Asia.

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Khmer language

Khmer or Cambodian (natively ភាសាខ្មែរ phiəsaa khmae, or more formally ខេមរភាសា kheemaʾraʾ phiəsaa) is the language of the Khmer people and the official language of Cambodia.

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Khmer people

Khmer people (ខ្មែរ,, Northern Khmer pronunciation) are a Southeast Asian ethnic group native to Cambodia, accounting for 97.6% of the country's 15.9 million people.

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Khmer Rouge

The Khmer Rouge ("Red Khmers"; ខ្មែរក្រហម Khmer Kror-Horm) was the name popularly given to the followers of the Communist Party of Kampuchea and by extension to the regime through which the CPK ruled Cambodia between 1975 and 1979.

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Khmer sastra

Khmer sasatra is a sastra, or manuscript, written during and after the Khmer empire, from at least the 12th century, in Southeast Asia.

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Kirirom National Park

Kirirom National Park (ឧទ្យានជាតិគិរីរម្យ - Outtyeancheat Kirirom) and officially recognized as Preah Suramarit-Kossamak Kirirom National Park (ឧទ្យានជាតិព្រះសុរាម្រិត-កុសុមៈ គិរីរម្យ - Outtyeancheat Preah Suramarit-Kossamak Kirirom) is a national park in Cambodia.

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The Krasue (กระสือ), known as Ahp (អាប) in Cambodia and as Kasu (ກະສື) in Laos, is a nocturnal female spirit of Southeast Asian folklore.

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Latin (Latin: lingua latīna) is a classical language belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages.

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The Mahābhārata (महाभारतम्) is one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India, the other being the Rāmāyaṇa.

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In folklore, a mermaid is an aquatic creature with the head and upper body of a female human and the tail of a fish.

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Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts (Cambodia)

The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts (Khmer: ក្រសួងវប្បធម៌ និងវិចិត្រសិល្បៈ) (MoFA) is the government ministry with a mandate to promote, encourage and support the fine arts of Cambodia.

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Monarchy of Cambodia

The King of Cambodia (ព្រះមហាក្សត្រនៃព្រះរាជាណាចក្រកម្ពុជា, Roi du Royaume du Cambodge) is the head of state of the Kingdom of Cambodia.

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Oral literature

Oral literature or folk literature corresponds in the sphere of the spoken (oral) word to literature as literature operates in the domain of the written word.

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Oral tradition

Oral tradition, or oral lore, is a form of human communication where in knowledge, art, ideas and cultural material is received, preserved and transmitted orally from one generation to another.

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Pali, or Magadhan, is a Middle Indo-Aryan language native to the Indian subcontinent.

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Palmyra (Palmyrene: Tadmor; تَدْمُر Tadmur) is an ancient Semitic city in present-day Homs Governorate, Syria.

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People's Republic of Kampuchea

The People's Republic of Kampuchea (PRK; សាធារណរដ្ឋប្រជាមានិតកម្ពុជា, Sathéaranakrâth Pracheameanit Kâmpŭchéa; République populaire du Kampuchéa) was founded in Cambodia by the Salvation Front, a group of Cambodian communists dissatisfied with the Khmer Rouge after the overthrow of Democratic Kampuchea, Pol Pot's government.

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Phnom Kong Rei

Phnom Kong Rei or Kong Rei Mountain is a mountain range in Kampong Chhnang Province, Cambodia.

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Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh (or; ភ្នំពេញ phnum pɨñ), formerly known as Krong Chaktomuk or Krong Chaktomuk Serimongkul (ក្រុងចតុមុខសិរិមង្គល), is the capital and most populous city in Cambodia.

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Phnom Sruoch District

Phnom Sruoch District (ស្រុកភ្នំស្រួច) is a district located in Kampong Speu Province in central Cambodia.

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Pol Pot

Pol Pot (ប៉ុល ពត; 19 May 1925 – 15 April 1998) was a Cambodian revolutionary and politician who served as the Prime Minister of Democratic Kampuchea from 1976 to 1979.

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Ponhea Yat

Ponhea Yat (ពញាយ៉ាត; พญาญาติ,; 1396–1466), also known as Barom Reachea II (បរមរាជាទី២; บรมราชาที่ ๒), was the last king of the Khmer Empire.

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Preah Botumthera Som

Preah Botumthera Som (1852–1932) was a Cambodian writer.

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Ramayana (रामायणम्) is an ancient Indian epic poem which narrates the struggle of the divine prince Rama to rescue his wife Sita from the demon king Ravana.

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Reamker (រាមកេរ្តិ៍, also romanized as Ramakerti) is a Cambodian epic poem, based on the Sanskrit's Ramayana epic.

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Sanskrit is the primary liturgical language of Hinduism; a philosophical language of Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism and Jainism; and a former literary language and lingua franca for the educated of ancient and medieval India.

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Somaly Mam

Somaly Mam (Khmer: ម៉ម សុម៉ាលី /mɑːm sɔmaliː/ also spelt ម៉ម សូម៉ាលី) (born 1970 or 1971) is a Cambodian anti-trafficking advocate who focuses primarily on sex trafficking.

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Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia or Southeastern Asia is a subregion of Asia, consisting of the countries that are geographically south of China, east of India, west of New Guinea and north of Australia.

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Soviet Union

The Soviet Union, officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was a socialist state in Eurasia that existed from 1922 to 1991.

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A steleAnglicized plural steles; Greek plural stelai, from Greek στήλη, stēlē.

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Suvannamaccha (สุพรรณมัจฉา;; សុវណ្ណមច្ឆា; Sovann Maccha; सुवर्णमत्स्य,; literally "golden fish") is a daughter of Tosakanth appearing in the Thai and other Southeast Asian versions of Ramayana.

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Tboung Khmum Province

Tboung Khmum (ខេត្តត្បូងឃ្មុំ,, "Amber") is a province (khaet) of Cambodia located on the central lowlands of the Mekong River.

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Text corpus

In linguistics, a corpus (plural corpora) or text corpus is a large and structured set of texts (nowadays usually electronically stored and processed).

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Thai language

Thai, Central Thai, or Siamese, is the national and official language of Thailand and the first language of the Central Thai people and vast majority Thai of Chinese origin.

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Thailand, officially the Kingdom of Thailand and formerly known as Siam, is a unitary state at the center of the Southeast Asian Indochinese peninsula composed of 76 provinces.

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The Twelve Sisters

The legend of The Twelve Sisters or The Twelve Ladies, known as Nang Sip Song (นางสิบสอง) or as Phra Rot Meri (พระรถเมรี) in Thai and as Puthisen Neang Kong Rei in Khmer, is a Southeast Asian folktale, and also an apocryphal Jātaka Tale, the Rathasena Jātaka of the Paññāsa Jātaka collection.

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Theatre of Cambodia

Theatre of Cambodia known as Lakhon (ល្ខោន) is composed of many different genres.

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Tilottama (Tilottamā), is an Apsara (celestial nymph) described in Hindu mythology.

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The Tripiṭaka (Sanskrit) or Tipiṭaka (Pali), is the traditional term for the Buddhist scriptures.

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Tum Teav

Tum Teav is a classic tragic love story of the Literature of Cambodia that has been told throughout the country since at least the middle of the 19th century.

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Vessantara Jataka

The Vessantara Jātaka is one of the most popular apadānas of Theravada Buddhism.

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Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia.

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Vihara (विहार, IAST: vihāra) generally refers to a Buddhist bhikkhu monastery.

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