Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online

Get access

Cambodia
(5,322 words)

Sectarian, philosophical, architectural, and performing dimensions of what we call the Hindu traditions today have been in Southeast Asia for about two millennia. “Cambodia” is the Western name given to the country known in Khmer as Kampuchea, which comes from the Sanskrit kambuja (born of [the sage] Kambu). The people of this country and the language they speak are both known as Khmer. The larger Khmer Empire, which inc…

Cite this page
Narayanan, Vasudha, “Cambodia”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 19 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_BEH_COM_1010060020>
First published online: 2018



▲   Back to top   ▲