Professional Cambodian/Khmer Translation Services and Cambodian/Khmer Linguistic Services
Khmer is the official language of Cambodia. It is the second most widely spoken Austroasiatic language spoken after Vietnamese. Khmer is spoken in Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, the United States, France and Australia.
There are a total of about 8 million Khmer speakers worldwide, and in the United States, there are an estimated 190,000 Khmer speakers.
The Khmer language is written in Khmer script, using the Khmer alphabet, which closely resembles the Thai and Lao alphabets. There are also influences from Sanskrit, Pali, French and Chinese in the Khmer language. The Khmer script has symbols for 33 consonants, 24 dependent vowels, 12 independent vowels and several diacritic symbols. Many words have more than one accepted spelling. There are no spaces between words in the written language, only at the end of sentences or phrases.
Although Khmer is a difficult language to format and to translate, Avantpage’s Khmer translation experts are fully equipped to provide clients with high-quality, expert translation for a variety of needs –– healthcare, government, financial and more. If you are interested in reaching out to Khmer speakers and need culturally sensitive, linguistically correct documents, web materials and more, Avantpage is ready to deliver your message and help you connect with your Khmer-speaking audience.