What was the ancient name of Cambodia?

Cambodia is the traditional English transliteration, taken from the French Cambodge, while Kampuchea is the direct transliteration, more faithful to the Khmer pronunciation. The Khmer Kampuchea is derived from the ancient Khmer kingdom of Kambuja (Kambujadesa).

What is the original name of Cambodia?

Official names of Cambodia since independence

English name Khmer name Date
Kingdom of Cambodia ព្រះរាជាណាចក្រកម្ពុជា 1953–1970
Khmer Republic សាធារណរដ្ឋខ្មែរ 1970–1975
Democratic Kampuchea កម្ពុជាប្រជាធិបតេយ្យ 1975–1979
People’s Republic of Kampuchea សាធារណរដ្ឋប្រជាមានិតកម្ពុជា 1979–1989

What was the ancient of Cambodia?

Funan, the earliest of the Indianised states, is generally considered to have been the first kingdom in the area. Found in the 1st century CE, Funan was located on the lower reaches of the Mekong River delta area, in what is today southeast Cambodia and the extreme south of Vietnam.

Did Cambodia have another name?

Cambodia has changed its name several times. Between 1953 and 1970, the country was renamed the Kingdom of Cambodia and then Khmer Republic till 1975. After the restoration of the monarchy in 1993, it was renamed the Kingdom of Cambodia. …

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