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  • Cambodia (Kambodia)
  • Cambodia (Kambodia)


    Official name (from 1993) Kingdom of Cambodia, Khmer Preah Reach Ana Pak Kampuchea. Formerly Kampuchea (1975–89) and Khmer Republic (1970–5) Local name Cambodia Timezone GMT +7 Area 181 035 km


  • Kambojas v/s Kambodia
  • Kambojas v/s Kambodia


    Cambodia or Kambodia is the English transliteration of the French name Kambodge, which name stands for Sanskrit Kamboja (Persian Kambujiya or Kambaujiya). In Chinese historical accounts, the land was known as Chenla. The ancient inscriptions of Cambodia always refer to this name as Kambuja or Kamvuja rather than the standard...


  • Epic Kamboja, Iranian Kambujiya
  • Epic Kamboja, Iranian Kambujiya


    Ikshvaku king Kuvalashava was nicknamed Dhundumara since he is said to have killed in battle one powerful Asura/Daitya called Dhundhu. Interestingly, the Mahabharata points towards the desert region in the west (from Kosala) as the geographical place where Asura Dhundhu lived (MBH III.203, Markendeya Samasyaparva, Kisari...


  • Brahmanism of Ancient Kambojas
  • Brahmanism of Ancient Kambojas


    The Kambojas are a very ancient people of north-western parts of Indian sub-continent (Central Asia). They find frequent mention in the ancient Indian texts, although not in the Rig Veda. They spoke a language in the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European family of languages. Not only did they earn a...



  • Kambojas in Indian Literature
  • Kambojas in Indian Literature


    Panini (Ashtadhyayi 4.1.168-175) notes Kamboja as one of the fifteen prominent Kshatriya Janapadas in north-west. He also gives a rule for the derivative to denote the king of Kambojas. He attests that the word Kamboja denotes not only the Kamboja Kshatriya clan or the Kamboja country but also the ruler of the Kambojas...


  • Language and Ethnicity of Kambojas
  • Language and Ethnicity of Kambojas


    Kamboja was the ancient name of a country and the tribe settled therein. Buddhist Jatakas, Yaska's Nirukata, Herodotus (Book I.140), Avestan|Avestic texts and numerous Brahmanical literature indicate that Kamboja was the center of Iranian peoples|Iranian civilization. This is evident from the Zoroastrian|Mazdean religious...


  • Migration of Kambojas
  • Migration of Kambojas


    References to Kambojas abound in ancient literature, and this may have been just the expansion of an Indo-Iranians|Indo-Iranian tribe with both Persians|Persian and Indic affinities from their homeland in the Afghanistan-Turkistan region along the foothills of the Himalayas towards Bengal, along the coast to Gujarat, to...


  • Location of Kambojas
  • Location of Kambojas


    Kamboja was the name of an ancient country and the Indo-Iranian warrior tribe settled therein. The country is listed as one of the sixteen Mahajanapadas or great nations in ancient Buddhist texts. The Kambojas are attested to have both Indian as well as Iranian affinities. There is no unanimosity on the location of Kamboja...


  • Kambojas of Dhot Gotra (clan) Ruled in Punjab
  • Kambojas of Dhot Gotra (clan) Ruled in Punjab


    It is evident from the history of Punjab that during 6th Century A.D. Punjab was under the rule of King Shree Ram who belong to Dhot Gotra (Sub-Caste) of Kamboj caste. Shree Ram Dhot founded many township, colonies, forts, palaces and canals near the Multan which was his Capital. He founded "Khotewal Empire" near to Multan...