People Group Highlights

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Cambodian, Khmer of North America


People Group Info

Total Population: 259,340

ROP3 Code: 104946
IMB Affinity Group: Southeast Asian Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Southeast Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Mon-Khmer
Language: Central Khmer - (khm)
Religion: Buddhism
Country of Origin: Cambodia

Majority Located Where

  Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA - 47,000

  Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA - 27,000

  Stockton-Lodi, CA - 15,147

  Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA - 15,000

  Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA - 14,000

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Brief Profile

The Cambodian, Khmer are one of the oldest population groups in Indochina, occupying the Mekong valley and fertile plains from modern day northeast Thailand to southern Vietnam.

Their language is related to many languages spoken by hilltribe peoples of Laos and Vietnam, but is very different from Thai or Lao.

Prior to 1975, most Cambodians in North America came from children of upper income families or those having government-funded scholarships sent abroad to attend school. After the fall of Phnom Penh to the communist Khmer Rouge in 1975, a few Cambodians managed to escape. However, when the Khmer Rouge was overthrown in 1979, large numbers of Cambodians began immigrating to North America as refugees.

Cambodians maintain their unique identity by staying in touch with one another, no matter how far they might reside from one another.

Prayer Points

  • Pray that Cambodian, Khmer will experience a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Pray for the great need for discipleship and leadership training among evangelical Cambodian, Khmer.


Learning Resources

Learn more about "Learning Paths"
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Other Resources

Know God in 98 Languages
A CRU resource with 9 different witnessing models (e.g. 4 Spiritual Laws, etc.) in 98 languages.

Prayer Guide for Unreached Peoples
A 30 day guide to pray for unreached people groups.

Online Talking Bible - Khmer, Central
The purpose of Talking Bibles is to give non-readers and the blind access to the Bible in their native language.

Online Talking Bible - Khmer, Central (CCPC)
The purpose of Talking Bibles is to give non-readers and the blind access to the Bible in their native language.

Prayer Guide using the GOSPELS acronym
A prayer guide that utilizes the acronym GOSPELS to pray for workers among diaspora.

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