Your question: How similar are Khmer and Vietnamese?

Do Vietnamese speak Khmer?

The Northern Khmer dialect is spoken by over a million Khmers in the southern regions of Northeast Thailand and is treated by some linguists as a separate language.

Khmer language.

Khmer
Native to Cambodia Thailand (East and Isan) Vietnam (Mekong Delta and Southeast)
Ethnicity Khmers
Native speakers 16 million (2007)

What are Khmer people mixed with?

Due to the long history of the two countries, there is a significant amount of Cambodians of mixed Vietnamese and Khmer ancestry. Most of these Vietnamese-Cambodians no longer speak Vietnamese and have assimilated into Khmer society and identify as Khmer.

Is Khmer a tonal?

About the Khmer Language

In marked contrast to Vietnamese, Thai, Lao, and Burmese, Khmer is not a tonal language. However, not unlike Thai, Lao, and Burmese, Khmer has been influenced by Sanskrit and Pali, largely as a result of the spread of Hinduism and Buddhism in Cambodia.

What is similar to Khmer?

According to ethnologue, Vietnamese, Mon and Khmer belong to the same language family, viz. Austro-Asiatic. Thai and Lao belong to a completely different language family, viz. Tai-Kadai.

Is Khmer similar to Thai?

The two countries share the same historical roots dating back to the old Khmer civilization, which manifest in their similar languages, cultures, and socio-ethnic features. In fact, the Thai royal language is derived from Khmer words and the two languages still retain the same Pali-Sanskrit roots.

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