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Khmer in United Kingdom

Khmer

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
11,000 Khmer Buddhism 3.20 % 1.70 %   

Khmer in United Kingdom

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Introduction / History
The Central Khmer are from the western and central portions of Cambodia, and they make up the majority of the country's total population. The Khmer Empire, which flourished between the ninth and thirteenth centuries, encompassed present-day Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and southern Vietnam. Its power declined after being conquered by the Thai and the Vietnamese.

In 1969, Cambodia suffered bombings by the U.S. and invasions by the Vietnamese; events that threw the country into turmoil. In addition, a civil war broke out between the Cambodian government and communist rebels known as the Khmer Rouge. Possibly three million Central Khmer died between 1975 and 1979 when the Khmer Rouge ruled.

Though an astounding number died, some found safety in other parts of the world including the UK.

Where are they located?
The few Khmer people in the UK are mostly in London.

What are their lives like?
The Khmer in the UK have been there for decades, but they maintain their culture through groups like the Cambodian Society in the United Kingdom.

What are their beliefs?
The former Khmer Empire was influenced by India, from which it adopted Hinduism and Buddhism. Today, the majority of the Central Khmer are Buddhist, although relics of ethnic religions such as ancestor worship (praying to deceased ancestors) and spirit worship are very important to them.

The Buddhist Khmer also seek the middle path to nirvana, or ultimate peace through gaining merit in this life. Merit may be gained through supporting the construction of Buddhist temples, giving food to monks, and studying in the monastery.

What are their needs?
Although the Bible and other Christian resources are available to the Central Khmer, few of their population have turned to Christ. They remain in need of true, inner peace, that can only come from Jesus Christ. Prayer is the key to reaching them with the gospel.

Prayer Points
* Ask the Lord to call people who are willing to go to the UK and share Christ with the Central Khmer.
* Ask God to use new Khmer believers to reach out and share the love of Christ with their own people.
* Ask God to call forth prayer teams who will begin breaking up the soil through intercession.
* Pray for a strong disciple making movement among the Khmer people in the UK and France.

References
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/12662/CB
http://www.casunik.org
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/post-weekend/cambodian-brits-yes-they-do-exist
https://www.quora.com/In-which-EU-countries-are-the-most-Cambodian-people-living
https://www.reddit.com/r/cambodia/comments/2d2hzy/cambodians_in_england/

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Country: United Kingdom
Continent: Europe
Region: Europe, Western
10/40 Window: No
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Khmer
People Name General: Khmer
Alternate People Names:
CambodiansCentral Khmer
Cu ThoCur
KampucheanKhmer Krom
Khmer Nam BoKhmer, Northern
Kho MeKhơ-me
KmerKu
MienThai-Khmer
West Cham
ROP3 Code: 104946
Joshua Project People ID: 12662
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 11,000
Population all Countries: 16,286,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Engagement Status:Unengaged (per Finishing the Task)
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Southeast Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Mon-Khmer
People Name General: Khmer
Ethnic Code: AUG03b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Khmer (11,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): khm    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religions:
Buddhism89.80 % 
Christianity3.20 %(Evangelical: 1.70 %)
Ethnic Religions4.10 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.80 % 
Non-Religious2.00 % 
Other / Small0.10 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
Engagement Status:Unengaged (per Finishing the Task)
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1899-1933
New Testament:
1929-1993Audio
Complete Bible: 1954-2016
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsFather's Love Letter
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - Central (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Khmer, Central
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Khmer, Central
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoRatchana's Testimony
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoVoices of Cambodia - Bihab
Film / VideoYesterday is Over
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible: Khmer Christian Bible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Khmer Standard Version
Text / Printed MatterBible: The Holy Bible in Khmer Old Versi ...
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Khmer in United Kingdom

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