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Offroad Vietnam Motorbike Tours – 54 Groups: Khmer People Of Vietnam

54 GROUPS: KHMER PEOPLE OF VIETNAM

This page provides some details about Khmer people. They are one of the 54 groups of people in Vietnam.

Offroad Vietnam Motorbike Tours - 54 Groups: Khmer People Of Vietnam. Khmer people, Kh mer, Khmer Krom minority, Kho Me ethnie, montagnardName of Ethnic Group

Khmer (The Viet is of Mien origin and Khmer Krom)

Population

1,055,174 people

Locality

Soc Trang, Tra Vinh, Can Tho, Kien Giang and An Giang provinces.

Customs & Habits

The Khmer mainly practice Brahmanism and Hinayana Buddhism. Before reaching adulthood, young Khmer people often go to pagodas to study and improve their virtues and knowledge.

Culture

The Khmer have managed to preserve their own language and writings. They usually live with the Kinh and Hoa in “soc” (villages), and “phum” or “ap” (hamlets). The houses are simply built with thatched or tiled roofs. Major Khmer festivals include “Chon Cho Nam Tho May” (New Year Festival), Buddha’s Birthday, “Don Ta” (Forgive the Crimes of the Dead), and “Ooc Om Bok” (Moon Worship).

Economy

The Khmer have a long tradition in wet rice cultivation. Animal husbandry, weaving, pottery and sugar making from the “Thot Not” Tree are other forms of economic activity.

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