In this series of articles we overview languages present in any given country. This time we are looking at the languages spoken in Cambodia

The biggest languages present in Cambodia include:

  • Khmer – 16.05 million speakers;
  • French – 502 thousand speakers;
  • English – 3.34 million speakers;

The sole official language of the country is Khmer.

Below you will find summaries for the languages supported by our translation services.

French

French is a Indo-European language, distantly related to Norwegian, Russian, Dutch, Romanian, as well as a number of other languages. It has no country-wide official status in Cambodia.

French language summary
Number of speakers worldwide274 million
Language familyIndo-European
WritingFrench alphabet
Major French-speaking populations in:49 countries

Demographics and geographic distribution

More than a hundred million people use French as their language of day-to-day communication. Vanuatan, Mauritanian, and Bulgarian markets, for example, might be expected to use French in business and daily communications, at least to some extent.

Less than a quarter of the population speaks French in Cambodia, 502 thousand people in total.

Writing

French employs the French script, which in itself is a sub-type of the Latin script. It is written in the left-to-right fashion.

Translation services

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English

English is a Germanic language, which is a branch of the Indo-European language family. It has no country-wide official status in Cambodia.

English language summary
Number of speakers worldwide1.15 billion
Language familyIndo-European
WritingEnglish alphabet
Major English-speaking populations in:35 countries

Demographics and geographic distribution

Approximately 1.15 billion people in more than 35 countries speak English as either the first or a second language. Examples of countries, where English has a major presence, include:

  • Thailand
  • Poland
  • Algeria
  • Canada

Less than a quarter of the population speaks English in Cambodia, 3.34 million people in total.

Writing

English uses the Latin alphabet. It employs the standard version of the script with no additional, language-specific symbols. It is written from left to right.

Translation services

If you intend to expand to the Cambodian market via the English language, you might be interested in the following services:

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