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Cambodia

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Cambodia Cambodia is a country that has many beliefs, traditions, and customs. It is important to be respectful to elders and to those superior to you. Their lands are rich with fertile soil and is right next to the ocean. Introduction Location Cambodia is located in between Thailand and Vietnam in southeast Asia. Effect on Cultural Customs there is a lack of communication in rural areas due to lack of phone landlines
rice is a staple food for Cambodia from fertile soil that is fed by the water from the Tibetan-Himalayan
fresh fish supply from ocean
natural habitats are loss by floods. Communication Main Language:
Khmer Language (Cambodian)
The Khmer Language has 26 vowels and 33 constants.
Conversations:
The common greeting is “Sok Sebai”.
When in conversation you should distinguish a “yes” to let the person know that you understand and are listening to them speak.
Raising your voice shows poor personality. Verbal Gestures Don’t point the soles of feet toward a buddha image or person.
Not allowed to touch anyone's head, even children. The head is the most important part of the body.
It is not common to shake another person's hand.
When greeting someone you place both hands together in a prayer position at chest level.
Don't allow your hand to touch your body.
The higher your hands are placed means greater respect but you don't go higher than your nose.
Accompanied by a slight bow to show higher status or age. Religion/Cultural Beliefs Most Cambodians believe in Theravada Buddhism.
They have special doctors that are called Krou Khmaer that specializes in traditional medicine and magic.
The Krou also makes amulets and negotiate with certain spirits. Religion: Cambodians believe in reincarnation and karma
The women are inferior to the men
The younger people must respect their superiors and elders Cultural Beliefs “Cambodia.” CultureGrams Online Edition. ProQuest, 2012. Web. 13 Sep 2012

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Czech Republic. 1. New York: Gale Cengage, 2001. Print. Works Cited http://i.infoplease.com/images/mcambod.gif http://i1.trekearth.com/photos/2659/100_004.jpg http://www.greentrailtours.com.vn/cambodia/images/gallery/Cambodia-Diving Tours/3938715414_b53fb338f7.jpg http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4034/4350416205_3fd0af4c22.jpg http://www.khmerguide.com/img/about_cambodia/cambodia_culture.jpg http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01897/Cambodian-Buddhist_1897807i.jpg http://www.google.com/imgres?start=102&um=1&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=vRd&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&biw=1366&bih=622&tbm=isch&tbnid=dvxe7cxXLRvIXM:&imgrefurl=http://www.exotissimo.com/blog/ordination-into-monkhood-southeast-asia/&docid=PH4x2P0_YamQMM&imgurl=http://www.exotissimo.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Monks-at-a-temple-in-Laos.jpg&w=800&h=665&ei=3wpcUJgBhp6IApzGgbgB&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=122&vpy=4&dur=125&hovh=205&hovw=246&tx=116&ty=97&sig=116912475739101176485&page=5&tbnh=137&tbnw=169&ndsp=25&ved=1t:429,r:19,s:102,i:155 The End!! ^-^
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