Languages & Religions of Cambodia

  • Religion of Cambodia

      Theravada Buddhism is the leading religion in Cambodia and defines the lives of many Khmers. Buddhism and other religions suffered greatly during the Khmer Rouge period, but in the past decade there has been a dramatic resurgence in religious worship with Buddhism once again leading the way. Hinduism flourished alongside Buddhism from the 1st […]

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  • Language of Cambodia

    The official language of Cambodia is Khmer, derived from the ancient Indian language of Sanskrit; written Khmer can be traced back to the 6th century when the first inscriptions appeared on temples. English is the most popular international language and is widely spoken in urban centres. French was the language of choice in the 1950s […]

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