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Username Taken wrote: ↑Sat Jun 07, 2014 11:06 am
Kampong Cham = "Port of the Chams"
If you talk to Cambodians about Kampong Cham, a small proportion of them will tell you it refers to the Cham ethnic group.
Cham (pronounced jaam), another word which sounds the same but is spelt differently in Khmer, means to "wait." The majority of Cambodians will tell you Kampong Cham is where they used to wait for the boats. The name has actually changed over the years. The old longer name made it clearer.
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