Khmer (ភាសាខ្មែរ)
Spoken by: ~ 16 million
Spoken in: Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand.
Language family: Austro-Asiatic

Khmer is the official language of Cambodia and it is a minor language in Thailand and Vietnam.


Khmer text written in a certain style.

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The Foreign Service Institute has classified Khmer as a "Hard" language. It is estimated that learning Khmer to a Professional Working Proficiency in the language (a score of Speaking-3/Reading-3 on the Interagency Language Roundtable scale) will take an average of 44 weeks (1100 class hours).[1]

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  1. U.S. Department of State; FSI's Experience with Language Learning;