Extreme Khmer Episode 15: The Chams

September 17, 2008 by  

This month we take a snapshot of two different kind of Cham (Khmer Islam) groups in Cambodia.

Duration : 0:9:45


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24 Responses to “Extreme Khmer Episode 15: The Chams”

  1. dolomite51 on September 28th, 2008 10:48 pm

    After listening to …
    After listening to the Cham script, if you rearrange the words a bit, it’ll actually sound Khmer…i dunno. Just a thought. Nevermind…

  2. guidingmom on September 28th, 2008 10:48 pm

    Thank you again Mr. …
    Thank you again Mr. Frank Smith. Your program is very educational and interesting. Yes, Cambodia used to be a very big kingdom. But now is small because of losing land to the neighboring countries. Khmer is very kind and generous. There are many different people living in Cambodia. Khmer has many ethnics and unique, just like the United States of America. I think Cambodia is a mini USA in the southeast Asia.

  3. senoritacham on September 28th, 2008 10:48 pm

    I am cham/khmer …
    I am cham/khmer living overseas and so happy to see something out there on khmer muslims. I know not many people know that there are khmer muslims(CHAM). Thank you for posting.

  4. KINHTOC on September 28th, 2008 10:48 pm

    more than 322,2000 …
    more than 322,2000 champa living in cambodia most of them now muslim !
    champa living in cambodia very long time ago 14** century ( because they lost the war with the viet they run to cambodia )
    some khmer king kill champa peoples in cambodia >> reason they involved to khmer politics and during khmer rouge 1975-1979 they kill near 100,000 champa at this time champa population estimate 250,000 !
    250,000 – 100,000 = 150,000 and some champa run to lao and vietnam !

  5. KhmerSerey1 on September 28th, 2008 10:48 pm

    Allaahu-ekbar …
    Allaahu-ekbar bismillahirahmaniraheem

  6. crazeehat on September 28th, 2008 10:48 pm

    i only found out …
    i only found out that these chams were muslims only abt a yr ago ,, subhanallah ,, so it was only us malays and pinoys only are muslims

  7. KCAASE on September 28th, 2008 10:48 pm

    Thank you to Mr. …
    Thank you to Mr. Frank for making this video on the Cham people of Cambodia. I notice that these people speak fluent Khmer. I vote Mr. Frank for president!!!!!

  8. datwunkkboi on September 28th, 2008 10:48 pm

    This is so …
    This is so interesting. I sometimes forget that there are Chams in Cambodia as well as Vietnam and I’m glad that Khmer people are tolerant and accepting of this minority. The grandma at the end of the video reminds me so much of my grandma. She even speak kind of like my grandma. Thanks for the video!

  9. sm83 on September 28th, 2008 10:48 pm

    Thank you lok krou …
    Thank you lok krou Frank, the old couple at the was cute. My cousins in srok khmer are chams and they live in kompong speau area. When i visited srok khmer last year, i went to their house and the area they live in have a lot of islam mosque. My cousins couldn’t eat pork, something about pork being dirty animals, not quite sure. Thank you for the lesson, your shows are always interesting.

  10. preahko on September 28th, 2008 10:48 pm

    Aren’t they, though …
    Aren’t they, though?! I just wish I knew what they’re saying when they chatter to each other in Cham at that one moment, haha…

  11. kings2099 on September 28th, 2008 10:48 pm

    the old couple at …
    the old couple at the end are the cutest couple i’ve ever seen =)

  12. samouthkhmer on September 28th, 2008 10:48 pm

    hi preahko,how are …
    hi preahko,how are you?? when is the next episode,i cant wait any long. more khmer surin please. thanks

  13. camae62 on September 28th, 2008 10:48 pm

    Yes, Sok Sabai Loke …
    Yes, Sok Sabai Loke Kroo Frank? Is it possible for you to make an episode with his majesty The King Norodom Sihamoni?It would be very interesting if you could.

  14. camae62 on September 28th, 2008 10:48 pm

    Loke Kroo Frank jea …
    Loke Kroo Frank jea tee go robe,I’m very proud of you that you have done for us.Please feel at home every time you in Srok Khmer,you are one of us,Or goon Chreun.

  15. natesterx on September 28th, 2008 10:48 pm

    loke kru frank ban …
    loke kru frank ban norm video dor la’or la’or nas maok auy mit thang lai thuasana. kyom penh jet nas nung video loke kru.

  16. KhmerSerey1 on September 28th, 2008 10:48 pm

    We alway live along …
    We alway live along side the muslim people in Cambodia,infact my Cambodian barber in siamreap is a muslim old man,the carpenter is muslim,the metalsmith is a muslim man also,he usd to make sword for my father,when the water rise in Cambodia we would go out at night and literally chop down fish swimming in shallow water ;)

  17. kings2099 on September 28th, 2008 10:48 pm

    awesome vedio! cham …
    awesome vedio! cham ppl are so friendly.

  18. samnang6 on September 28th, 2008 10:48 pm

    thank 4 sharing ta …
    thank 4 sharing ta frank!!!!love it so much!!! can’t wait for the next one

  19. preahko on September 28th, 2008 10:48 pm

    To find out more …
    To find out more about Cham history, culture and religion, check out the videos in the “Culture and History” and “Student Projects” indexes in the “Ephemera” section of studykhmerDOTcom

  20. Itube4drama on September 28th, 2008 10:48 pm

    About 2/3 of Chams …
    About 2/3 of Chams population killed during the khmer rouge. :( It’s so unfortunate for them.

  21. Itube4drama on September 28th, 2008 10:48 pm

    I read about the …
    I read about the Chams Kingdom. I just found out its existen six months ago. :( I read most of it from the internet, found out how Vietnam formed. Well, you can see the “strongest the fitness”. Cambodia disappeared from the world map for a blink too. Don’t know how the future will turn out to be. Chams ancient arts are kinda Hindu influented too. I saw some pitutes of ancient sculptures and temples that showed.

  22. tys73er on September 28th, 2008 10:48 pm

    Hmmm…interesting! …
    Hmmm…interesting! wondering what are the population of Cham in Cambodia? Thanks Pou Frank for the clip.

  23. khmer2thebone on September 28th, 2008 10:48 pm

    Hi Frank. thanks …
    Hi Frank. thanks for the video.

  24. cambojam on September 28th, 2008 10:48 pm

    Great video frank.
    Great video frank.

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