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Northern Khmer, also called Khmer Surin (ខ្មែរសុរិន្ទ - Khmer Soren), is the dialect of the Khmer language spoken by approximately 1.4 million Khmer native to the Thai provinces of Surin, Sisaket, Buriram and Roi Et as well as those that have migrated from this region into Cambodia.
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Khmer people

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Northern Khmer, also called Khmer Surin (ខ្មែរសុរិន្ទ - Khmer Soren), is the dialect of the Khmer language spoken by approximately 1.4 million Khmer native to the Thai provinces of Surin, Sisaket, Buriram and Roi Et as well as those that have migrated from this region into Cambodia.
Khmer people (ខ្មែរ, Northern Khmer pronunciation: ) are a Southeast Asian ethnic group native to Cambodia, accounting for 90% of the country's 15.9 million people.

Surin Province

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Northern Khmer, also called Khmer Surin (ខ្មែរសុរិន្ទ - Khmer Soren), is the dialect of the Khmer language spoken by approximately 1.4 million Khmer native to the Thai provinces of Surin, Sisaket, Buriram and Roi Et as well as those that have migrated from this region into Cambodia.
Surin (สุรินทร์, ; Northern Khmer: สะเร็น, ; Kuy: เหมองสุลิน) is one of the northeastern provinces (changwat) of Thailand.

Buriram Province

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Northern Khmer, also called Khmer Surin (ខ្មែរសុរិន្ទ - Khmer Soren), is the dialect of the Khmer language spoken by approximately 1.4 million Khmer native to the Thai provinces of Surin, Sisaket, Buriram and Roi Et as well as those that have migrated from this region into Cambodia.
Buriram (บุรีรัมย์, ; Northern Khmer: มืฺงแปะ, ) is one of the northeastern provinces (changwat) of Thailand.

Khmer language

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Northern Khmer, also called Khmer Surin (ខ្មែរសុរិន្ទ - Khmer Soren), is the dialect of the Khmer language spoken by approximately 1.4 million Khmer native to the Thai provinces of Surin, Sisaket, Buriram and Roi Et as well as those that have migrated from this region into Cambodia.
The Northern Khmer dialect is spoken by over a million Khmers in the southern regions of Northeast Thailand and is treated by some linguists as a separate language.

Middle Khmer

The conquests of Cambodia by Naresuan the Great for Ayutthaya furthered the political and economic isolation from Cambodia proper, leading to a dialect that developed relatively independently from the midpoint of the Middle Khmer period.
Middle Khmer evolved into three modern languages: Northern Khmer, Western Khmer and the various dialects of Central Khmer, including Standard Khmer and Khmer Krom.

Kantrum

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This is seen most often in the context of kantrum music karaoke DVDs which are increasingly popular in Cambodia and with Cambodians overseas.
Kantrum (Thai กันตรึม) is a type of folk music played by the Khmer in Isan, Thailand, living near the border with Cambodia.

Chrieng Brunh

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Chrieng Brunh (Northern Khmer: เจรียงเบริญ ) is a type of Khmer vocal music or epic recitative practiced by the Khmers indigenous to Northeast Thailand.

Isan

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A significant minority in the south also speak Northern Khmer.

Khmer alphabet

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" ฺ " (the pinthu mark) or " ํ " are used to alter the pronunciation of vowels, similar to the bântăk punctuation mark (a small vertical line on the final consonant of a syllable) in the Khmer alphabet.
In final position, letters representing a sound (k-, kh-) are pronounced as a glottal stop after the vowels,,,,,,,, . The letter រ is silent when final (in most dialects; see Northern Khmer).

Northern Khmer people

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Although now a minority, the Northern Khmer have maintained some of their Khmer identity, practicing the Khmer form of Theravada Buddhism and speaking a dialect of the Khmer language known as Khmer Surin in Khmer or Northern Khmer in English.

Tony Jaa

Tony Jaa
He is Kuy descent and he can speak Thai, Northern Khmer and Kuy.

History of Isan

Isan
A significant minority in the south also speak Northern Khmer.

Languages of Thailand

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Khmer are spoken by the elder Northern Khmer.

Ethnic groups in Cambodia

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The Khmer of Cambodia speak a dialect of the Khmer language.

Isan language

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Lao speakers, as well as speakers of the archaic Northern Khmer language, were separated from Khmer speakers by the Dângrêk Mountains to the south.

Krama

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A closely related Thai garment is known as pha khao ma and is worn in the Isan region by locals and by ethnic Khmers.

Kuy people

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Thai Kuy are also fluent in Central Thai and 40 percent also use Northern Khmer.

Music of Cambodia

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Originating among the Khmer Surin in Thailand, kantrum is performed by both Thai and Cambodian stars.

Lon Nol

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He expressed an ambition of reuniting the ethnic Khmers of Cambodia with the Khmer Krom of the Mekong Delta and the Khmer Surin of Thailand, projecting a state of "thirty million" Khmers by the year 2020.

O Smach

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The 2.5 hour 160 km trip costs passengers USD 12.50 and caters to "hospital tourists", Cambodians who are heading to the Thai town of Surin, where the Northern Khmer dialect is commonly spoken, for more trustworthy medical treatment.