The definition of Cambodian and Khmer:
A Cambodian is a native inhabitant of Cambodia.
Ethnicity: Chinese, Vietnamese, Chams, Burmese, and
Thai, through ancestry in Cambodia are Cambodians as well as the Khmer.
Cambodian: of or relating to or characteristic of Cambodia
or its people or language.
The Khmer people are the predominant ethnic group in Cambodia, accounting
for the majority of the 13,388,910 million (2008 National Institute of
Statistics). The Khmer race descends from the Khmer Empire that was the
third largest Empire in South East Asia after Srivijaya and Majapahit.
The beginning of the era of the Khmer kingdom of Angkor is conventionally
dated to 802AD. In this year, King Jayavarman II had himself declared
"Chakravartin" (King of the world).
CASUNIK primarily aim is to help, guide and assist any Cambodian living
or visiting the United Kingdom as well as any person related to Cambodia
or Cambodians. Our aim is to provide information and resources to accommodate
from personal to official level.
We strive to maintain, promote and introduce the Khmer Tradition and
Culture. Our plan is to instigate and encourage the expansion of a Cultural
exchange between Great Britain and Cambodia and help develop a bond and
link between the two Kingdoms.
CASUNIK was founded by students, immigrants and diplomatic staff who
were stranded by the events of the civil war as Pol Pot started Year Zero
and cut off all international relationships in 1975. Since the re-instatement
of the Royal Embassy of Cambodia, CASUNIK is enjoying a close working
relationship and cooperation on a non-political basis.
CASUNIK informs, provides and operates its service under the Act of Charitable
Organisation’s Constittution. REGISTERED UNDER THE CHARITY ACT 1960
For information please refer to the our website Map, or contact us for
further information at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for visiting CASUNIK.