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Khmer Krom

Total population ( Vietnam 1,260,640 (2009) ( Cambodia)
Regions with significant populations (Mekong River Delta)
Languages Khmer, Vietnamese
Religion Theravada Buddhism, Roman Catholic
The Khmer Krom (Khmer: ខ្មែរក្រោម, Vietnamese: Khơ Me Crộm) are ethnically Khmer people living in the South-western part of Vietnam, where they are recognized as one of Vietnam's fifty-three ethnic minorities.

In the Khmer language, Krom means "lower" or "below", as it refers to an area of 89,000 km2 (34,363 sq mi) around modern day Saigon and the Mekong Delta, which used to be the south-easternmost territory of the Khmer Empire until its incorporation into Vietnam under the Nguyễn lords in the early 18th century. This marks the final stage of the Vietnamese "March to the South" (nam tiến).

The Vietnamese term is Khơ-me Crộm or Khơ-me dưới, which literally means "Khmers from below".

According to Vietnamese government figures (2009 census), there are 1,260,640 Khmer Krom in Vietnam. Other estimates vary considerably, with up to 7 million reported to Taylor (2014) in his The Khmer lands of Vietnam.[5]

According to the US-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) "the Khmer Krom face serious restrictions of freedom of expression, assembly, association, information, and movement".[6]

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