Definition of Cambodian in English:



  • 1A native or inhabitant of Cambodia, or a person of Cambodian descent.

    • ‘Most of the slender but fierce-looking Cambodians sport tattoos depicting strong animals such as eagles, tigers or angry dragons.’
    • ‘There will be three Cambodians in the five-member trial court.’
    • ‘In addition, Cambodians have borrowed words from Thai, French, Chinese, and Vietnamese.’
    • ‘These tribespeople are not ethnic Khmer, as are the vast majority of Cambodians.’
    • ‘Police arrested 24 Cambodians and Burmese, twenty males and four females.’
    • ‘According to the local tour guide, there are about several hundred thousand Cambodians working in several hundred garment factories in Phnom Penh.’
    • ‘When the group of Cambodians pointed out the room where the two men were staying, immigration police burst in and found the two men engaged in using methamphetamines.’
    • ‘I wrote it in English and French to put on the internet, mainly for overseas Cambodians.’
    • ‘The country has offered political asylum to peoples such as Cambodians and Czechs.’
    • ‘Fish are tremendously important in Cambodia, accounting for up to 80 percent of Cambodians ' protein intake.’
    • ‘Hence the Cambodians were hastily moved to remote Port Hedland, with overflow facilities at the even more remote Curtin airbase near Derby.’
    • ‘From the 1400s on, the Cambodians lost territory to both the Siamese and the Vietnamese.’
    • ‘At least half a million Cambodians participated in a religious ceremony Thursday to relocate a Buddhist relic from Phnom Penh to a nearby mountain.’
    • ‘Dr Murray Carmichael will receive a hero's welcome when he arrives tomorrow in Phnom Penh, where as a medic in his early 30s he once battled to save the lives of Cambodians.’
    • ‘It also temporarily barred Cambodians and Thais from crossing at border checkpoints.’
    • ‘The Cambodians were in many ways the most tragic of all the victims of the hideous transition of Southeast Asia's states from colonial status to independence.’
    • ‘These variables were not significant for the Cambodians.’
    • ‘The Thais, like the Cambodians after them, failed to respond with much enthusiasm to the new faith and the clergy eventually had to admit defeat.’
    • ‘He is little known among Cambodians as he has spent most of his life overseas and has never engaged in politics, unlike several other Cambodian princes.’
    • ‘Demand for Thai products among Cambodians is as high as 70 percent.’
  • 2

    another term for khmer (the language)
    • ‘Learn to speak Cambodian.’
    • ‘Learn and practice your Cambodian with a native speaker in a language exchange via email, text chat, and voice chat.’
    • ‘You probably don't speak Cambodian yourself, so there are a few questions you'll need to consider when choosing a translation company.’


  • Relating to Cambodia, its people, or their language.

    • ‘Without getting caught up in the labyrinth of Cambodian politics, what is wrong with the way the country is trying to run itself?’
    • ‘The string of flickering lightbulbs above my head is swaying gently in the evening breeze, struggling to illuminate the neat row of giggling Cambodian schoolgirls lined up in front of me like fragile porcelain dolls.’
    • ‘The sexy actress recently adopted orphaned Ethiopian girl, Zahara, as a sister to her three-year-old Cambodian son Maddox, and is said to be considering extending her family.’
    • ‘The State Department says Bugs Bunny was chosen because ‘the rabbit is considered a kind and intelligent creature in Cambodian culture.’’
    • ‘That is one year younger than Cambodian law allows.’
    • ‘We came to find out soon enough that Cambodian money is fairly worthless, even in Cambodia.’
    • ‘Despite the legendary reputation of Cambodian roads, the owner of our accommodations told us the road to Phnom Penh was smooth as glass.’
    • ‘Will his evidently untrue statements raise doubts about his as-yet-uncorroborated stories about later Cambodian missions?’
    • ‘I had hot-pink lips and was wearing Cambodian clothing.’
    • ‘If the athlete wants to commit himself to the sport, he will beat foreign boxers because Cambodian tactics are better.’
    • ‘The more contact a village has with Cambodians from the central plains, the more likely their exposure to schools and education in Cambodian subjects and language.’
    • ‘She helped rescue dozens of victims in Cambodia and collected evidence used by Cambodian authorities to convict the brothel owners and other traffickers.’
    • ‘The prime minister added that while Japanese language is not yet in the national education program, the number of Cambodian students learning the language has increased significantly.’
    • ‘So these are the main trends in Cambodian politics.’
    • ‘He later went to Cambodia and was permanently expelled in 2002, though Cambodian officials did not specify his crime or file charges.’
    • ‘The centre is home to Cambodian children as young as three who have been found begging and selling flower garlands on Bangkok's traffic-clogged streets.’
    • ‘Constructed as a port city in the late 1950s, the town is much newer, more urban and cosmopolitan than most Cambodian provincial cities.’
    • ‘She does what she can to support underprivileged children and donates all her fees from her Lancome work to Aspeca, a charity that supports Cambodian orphans.’
    • ‘He says the problems he complained about when he was a principal in Seattle years ago seem small after a year of training principals of Cambodian schools.’