Cambodia
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1. General

Cambodia, formerly known as the People’s Republic of Kampuchea, is located in Southeast Asia, on the Indochina Peninsula. Some 85 percent of its population are Theravada Buddhists. Ethnically, approximately 85 percent of the people are Khmer, 6–10 percent are Vietnamese, 3 percent Chinese, 2 percent Cham, plus much smaller percentages of several other groups.

2. Missionary History

2.1. The Roman Catholic mission was initiated from Malacca in 1555 by the Dominicans Gaspar da Cruz (d. …

Cite this page
Gern, Wolfgang, “Cambodia”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 18 December 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_C46>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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