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  • Mar 02, 2012
  • 03:00 PM

Airwaves breathe new life into endangered ethnic languages

Sean Gleeson / Phnom Penh Post
Cambodia’s minority languages receive little recognition, both in this country and abroad. Though the French colonial administration drew a distinction between the ethnic Khmer majority and the highland-dwelling “Montagnards” in the north-eastern provinces, there has been little appreciation, either by colonial administrators or post-independence governments, of the remarkable linguistic and cultural diversity among the residents of these areas.

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