Thursday, 23 August 2012


   The Cham people (Vietnamese: người Chăm or người Chàm, Cham: Urang Campa) are an ethnic group in Southeast Asia. They are concentrated between the Kampong Cham Province in Cambodia and central Vietnam's Phan Rang-Thap Cham, Phan Thiết, Ho Chi Minh City and An Giang areas. Approximately 4,000 Chams also live in Thailand; many of whom have moved south to the Pattani, Narathiwat, Yala, and Songkhla Provinces for work. Cham form the core of the Muslim communities in both Cambodia and Vietnam. 
Southeast Asia circa 1100 C.E. showing the approximate areas of control for the Dai-Viet (Vietnam), Champa, and Khmer Empires. Note: Control of the regions away from the coast of Vietnam was more nominal than real except along the Red River

Cham are remnants of the Kingdom of Champa (7th to 18th centuries). They are closely related to other Austronesian peoples and speak Cham, a Malayo-Polynesian language of the Austronesian language family (Aceh–Chamic subgroup). This is in contrast to the neighboring Vietnamese people who speak the Vietnamese language, which is an Austroasiatic language.
 Champa State and Sultan's Crown
Champa, who had adaptation of greatness Langkasuka, and also the attack and continued migration of the Thai people (Sukotai, Ayutthaya and Chakri) who also hails from southern China.

Champa or as Lin-Wang Yi and Houan (note China), Kembayat Country (Poem Siti Zubaidah - China War), and Tawalisi (note Ibn Battutah) is now only history and scattered population living mainly in Vietnam and Cambodia and became a minority in their own land.

 Malay Champa Part 1

Malay Champa Part 2

Malay Champa Part 3


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